Sci/Film 5: Animal Intelligence - The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
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Sci/Film 5: Animal Intelligence - The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)

Sci/Film 5: Animal Intelligence - The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)

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Birkbeck Cinema

43 Gordon Square

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On October 28th we will host a Halloween special Sci/Film event with a session on animal intelligence and a screening of Alfred Hitchock's, The Birds (1963). Our expert guest will be Professor Alex Kacelnik, from Oxford University. Alex has broad interests in biological thinking about behaviour. He trained as a zoologist in Argentina, later worked in zoology and psychology departments in Oxford, Groningen and Cambridge, until returning to Oxford in 1990 to set up the present Behavioural Ecology Group. Birds and their problem solving skills are one of his favourite research topics. Alex thinks Hitchock's birds are not impressively smart and will show us recordings of true avian genius from his own lab.

Watch The Birds trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrN_U830_Gc

The Sci/Film series is funded by a Wellcome Trust ISSF (Institutional Strategic Support Fund) public engagement grant, the School of Social Sciences, and BIMI. For further information on past and future Sci/Film screenings please see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BIMI01SciFilmSeries/ 

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