International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 5 February 2019

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we welcome you to a public lecture by Professor Terrie Williams:

Narwhal Nights: Discoveries Along The Scientific Road Less Travelled

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 1pm at the Byre Theatre

Professor Terrie Williams studies large mammalian predators. Understanding how these magnificent animals survive in a world that is constantly changing has been the focus of Terrie’s research for three decades. In her public lecture, Terrie will describe her research on narwhals, the arctic-dwelling whales often dubbed the unicorn of the sea. Terrie is a comparative ecophysiologist and Director of the Center for Marine Mammal Research and Conservation at the University of California Santa Cruz.

The talk is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available from the Byre Theatre, or from Lianne Baker (Harold Mitchell/Dyers Brae), Jane Williamson (SOI) and Andy Cole (Biology Hive, North Haugh). All university students and staff, as well as members of the public, are invited to attend. Tea and coffee will be served after the lecture.

Early career researchers are invited to an informal Careers in Science Q&A session with Professor Williams at 2:45pm in the Bell Pettigrew Museum. Please register your interest with Katrina Falkenberg.

This event celebrates the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Each year, the School of Biology’s Equality and Diversity Committee hosts a public lecture that highlights the work of an eminent biologist to celebrate some of the outstanding science being done by women.