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George McGavin

Public Lecture - 'To the Ends of the Earth' with Dr. George McGavin

18th November 2009, 17:30, Josephine Butler College, South Road, Durham

The recent BBC Series, 'Lost Land of the Volcano' followed a select group of scientists and top wildlife filmmakers as they explored and discovered new species in remote Papua New Guinea. Josephine Butler College and members of its Senior Common Room are pleased to welcome presenter and entomologist, Dr. George McGavin to Durham to share tales of his adventures and his passion for exploration and biological discovery.

Dr George C. McGavin is an Honorary Research Associate of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, a Research Associate of the Department of Zoology at Oxford University and Visiting Professor of Entomology at the University of Derby. He is also a Fellow of the Linnaean Society and the Royal Geographical Society. His research has taken him from the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea to the caves of Thailand and from the jungles of Belize to the savannas of Tanzania.

George has written numerous books on insects and other animals and is a regular presenter on The One Show (BBC1). He was the chief scientific consultant for the BBC landmark series, Life in the Undergrowth, presented by David Attenborough. He was co-presenter of 'Expedition Borneo' a five part series shown in 2007 on BBC and Discovery Channel and the BAFTA nominated 'Lost Land of the Jaguar', a three part series screened in 2008. The most recent BBC expedition series, 'Lost Land of the Volcano', filmed in Papua New Guinea was shown on BBC1 in September 2009.

This lecture is Free and open to all. Visitors are advised to park at the Park & Ride.

Contact k.m.swanton@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.