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Organised by Professor Tim Clutton-Brock FRS, Professor R A Foley, Professor F L W Ratnieks and Professor S West

The meeting will synthesise our understanding of the evolution of social behaviour, association and cooperation in micro-organisms, invertebrates, vertebrates and man, providing a unified conceptual overview of the mechanisms involved in the evolution of societies, the causes of variation in their structure, the contrasts and similarities between the processes operating in animals and man and the principal questions still unresolved.