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20 September 2013
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Sir David Attenborough, whose work has spanned more than 60 years, inspired an audience of more than 1000 people recently with his personal insights into some of the most mysterious, exquisite and colourful families of birds.
The well-known natural history film-maker and broadcaster was celebrating the work of Welsh naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace. He took the audience on a journey to uncover Wallace’s ocean voyage to the Malay Archipelago and his pioneering observations of the bird of paradise.
His lecture marks the start of a series of University events to mark the centenary of Wallace’s death in 1913, which includes a free Public Lecture series, organised by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.
The Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture Series was established in memory of Professor Hadyn Ellis CBE, who made a significant contribution towards establishing the discipline of cognitive neuropsychiatry and was instrumental in establishing Cardiff as one of the leading research universities in the UK. Previous speakers have included Baroness Helena Kennedy, Lord David Puttnam, Jonathan Porrit, Mary Robinson and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
This year’s Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture was kindly supported by The Waterloo Foundation.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the creation of the Alfred Russell Wallace Travel Prize to help support the next generation of earth scientists studying at Cardiff University.
Here are a selection of tweets from those who attended the lecture:
Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture Series
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Cardiff in top five for research excellence
Among the UK’s best
Welsh and modern languages research number one in UK for impact
Breaking into the golden triangle
Cardiff scores top marks in Stonewall University Guide
Learning about sustainable architecture
New University email for students
Stop the Press: Cardiff News is changing
Launch of the School of Healthcare Sciences
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