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Woodmeadow Trust Spring Lecture 2020

March 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Dave Goulson FRES  ‘The Garden Jungle: How to save our Insects’

You are invited to the second Spring Lecture with Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, a specialist in bee ecology, publisher and author.

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet.  Professor Goulson will explain why insects are in decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life, and second by fundamentally changing the way we grow food.  His talk will be followed by a Q and A session.

Tickets for the event, including Drinks beforehand in the historic Merchant Adventurers Hall, are £20 for adults, £10 for under 25s and can be purchased through Eventbrite (opens in a new tab)

Supported by Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP, East Riding Horticulture Ltd and Arcus Consultancy Services/Surface Property.

Details

Date:
March 17, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Merchant Adventurers Hall
Fossgate
York, YO1 9XD
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