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Grant Museum After Hours: Animal Showoff
Thu 17 March 2016, 18:30 – 21:30 GMT
The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy the Grant Museum at night. From the bizarre to the incredible, our film night, late opening, talk and open mic night will make you take another look at the natural world.
What would happen if we invited experts in every type of fauna* to make funny about the animals they know and love (or hate) for just 9 minutes? Animal Showoff is that! In a fun evening of science, jokes, stories and laughter come discover more about the animal kingdom from some of the its biggest fans.
*warning, may also contain plants, rocks and fossils.
Joining our compere Steve Cross, for this this Animal Showoff will be:
Jack Ashby - Grant Museum of Zoology Manager and avid marsupial lover, also has a fondess for monotremes and indifferent to beetles.
Erica McAlister - Curator of diptera at the Natural History Museum, loving the insects so many of us hate.
Nick Crumpton - Lizardologist at UCL looking at the soft bits of the head, formerly a small mammal lover, recently converted
Elizabeth Jones- PhD student at UCL's Science and Technology Studies Department, investigating the history of ancient DNA (and definitely not studying if Jurassic Park could happen)
Joe Nunez-Mino - Director of Fundraising for the Bat Conservation Trust, coerced into a set to share the amazing world of bats.
Antonia Forster is an education Ranger at Twycross Zoo. Aptly-named, Ant is crazy about creepy-crawlies, and has worked in insect colony behavioural research, science communication, and video game design.
All proceeds from ticket sales will be going to the Bat Conservation Trust.