Winter Lectures for 2023/24

Posted on by Kate Iles.

The Winter Lectures are back for a new season and the programme is as fascinating as ever.

Cover of Professor Mike Benton's book 'Extinctions - how life survives, adapts and evolves'. The book has a picture of a blue ammonite on the front cover.


Up first, on 12 October, is Professor Michael Benton who will be sweeping our earth’s history to explore extinctions and discuss how life survives, adapts and evolves – Winter Lecture: Extinctions – How Life Survives, Adapts, Evolves


A moth sitting on the hand of Professor Marc Holderied with a grassy green background.


Then, on 9 November, Professor Marc Holderied will share how moths use acoustic defences and why this can help us in our ever-noisier world – Winter Lecture: wingtip decoys and stealth cloaks – the acoustic defences of moths


A large hall with columns and a central staircase with a large painting on the landing. A woman dressed in a large dress walks up the stairs.


And on 11 January, artist, poet, curator and cultural commentator Rosanna Raymond  explores working with Pacific collections in museums in a special online lecture – Winter Lecture: Running out of Breath


Award-winning palaeontologist, author and presenter Dean Lomax will join us on 8 February 2024 to explore some of the amazing discoveries made by Mary Anning.

Baritone, artist, broadcaster and writer Peter Braithwaite will join us on 14 March 2024 to discuss his recently displayed photographic series Rediscovering Black Portraiture.

All tickets are Pay What You Can. Click on the lecture links above to find out more and book. Lectures take place online via Zoom and at M Shed (except January’s lecture which is online only).

The Winter Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.

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