Adventures in the Indo-Pacific

Adventures in the Indo-Pacific

Adventures in the Indo-Pacific

The Royal Society

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 18:30

Event Details

Find out how Joseph Banks’ expeditions paved the way for our understanding of the natural world.

Journey into the past to explore how he discovered, documented and protected important species in the Indo-Pacific, inspiring future generations of scientists, including Charles Darwin and Joseph Hooker.

Join our expert panel as they discuss the effect of Banks’ voyages and see how they set the foundations for our understanding of climate change and the protection of fragile ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef.

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Currently confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Iain McCalman, Professor of History, University of Sydney and co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute
- Dr Jim Endersby, Reader in The History Of Science, University of Sussex
- Professor Kathy Willis, Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Attending this event:
- Free to attend
- No registration required
- Doors open at 6pm
- Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
- Find travel and accessibility information on our website:

For all enquiries, please contact [email protected]

Image credit: Banksian Cockatoo by Sarah Stone, 1790.

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