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Sunday Assembly: WTF! (What The Fly?)

1st January 1970 · 12:00am - 12:00am

In person | Virtual event

 Sunday Assembly: WTF! (What The Fly?)
The very incredible Colin McClure is our speaker this week. You might see him greeting you on the door most weeks, but he’s also got a PhD in Flies!
As a Biologist, he is passionate about how mother nature navigates the problems and limitations of life. To do this, he uses one of its most wonderful solutions, the humble fruit fly.
But why do researchers work with them?
Can they teach us anything?
Why should we care?
In all, WTF? (What, the fly?)
On our journey, he’ll be weaving in and out of the diverse planes of biology which flies have illuminated; from sleep to sex, from dinner to disease, from genes to gender. If you had any doubts about how great flies were, Colin is going to give you a glimpse into their beauty and complexity, and how understanding just a little bit of their biology can give us an immense appreciation and wonder to how unique, capable and amazing we are as human beings.
And if that’s not enough, we’ll be singing our hearts out, hearing stories from members of the community, drinking a vat of tea/coffee and eating a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.

BSL interpretation will be provided.

We can’t wait to see you there and have fun celebrating life with you all!

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