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Bugs vs boyfriends



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


Fed up of swiping left? Kissed more frogs than princes? Ever wondered if there's a better way to find a mate?

Take inspiration from the insect world

Biologist Antonia Forster says there is... and suggests we take inspiration from the insect world.

In this hilarious, fact-filled talk, we delve into the common misconceptions of bug life. Learn how ‘creepy’ crawlies can actually be romantic and sexy in a discussion that you will never forget.

Talk – admittance for our talks is first-come, first-served. Please ensure you arrive early for talks as we can get busy at the weekends and you may need to queue to get into the building.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • Doors open 15 minutes before start of event
  • Suitable for ages 14+
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements 
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2018

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