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Taming Nature: John Lubbock and Nineteenth-Century Entomology

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November
072008

13:00 - 02:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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John Clark, University of St Andrews

This talk examines the career of Charles Darwin's neighbour, John Lubbock FRS, first Baron Avebury (1834-1914) - banker, MP, anthropologist, and entomologist. He made significant contributions to the study of insects, and his achievements are said to have included taming a wasp, and teaching a dog to read.

Taming Nature: John Lubbock and Nineteenth-Century Entomology The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK