A simultaneously skeptical and admiring take on the communication skills of the animal world. Prof. Moira Yip, formerly of UCL’s Department of Linguistics, is an expert on human language. So how do other animals measure up? This talk, illustrated with videos and sound files of a wide variety of species, will present recent work on animals’ remarkable talents and explore the gulf which still exists between them and us.
Explore the life of birds and learn about bird evolution, tips for identification and key behaviours before having a chance to put your skills into practice on two field trips in London (St James' Park and Hampstead Heath).
Three sessions are at City Lit and two off-site. All run 14.00-16.00.
Find out why physics is the science upon which everything depends. In this course we will use basic physics concepts to understand the biological processes in living organisms, including the relatively new field of quantum biology.
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