Next talk – 2nd March 2022 – the scary side of zoology…

...and the surprising medical connections

Join us as Professor Jon Gibbins explores some of the Cole Museum specimens and their links to biomedicine. It might seem surprising, but the origins of some medicines that we use today lie in the clever chemical tricks that animals use to survive. We will learn about the amazing ways that animals, from insects to reptiles, have helped us understand how our bodies work, and helped us prevent and treat diseases.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited, please email:

Date: Wed 2nd March
Doors open: 19:15
Start: 19:30
End: 20:30

Location: Health and Life Science building seminar room

Photo credit: Thai National Parks