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How does the natural world deal with the onset of winter? Join a winter-inspired free lecture to find out

In the next University of Gloucestershire Living Room Lecture, Professor Adam Hart will explore the many ways that animals deal with the challenges of a chilly festive season. ​

The lecture, at 6pm on Wednesday 16 December, is timed so we can listen with a steaming brew or a mulled wine to hand! 

Professor Hart is a biologist, writer and broadcaster with interests that range from conservation to honeybees. 

Professor Hart said:

“Whether you are a bear or a butterfly, winter can be real problem! While we put on a thicker jumper and settle in for dark evenings and Christmas, animals all over the world have come up with far more interesting ways to deal with the coldest part of the year”. 

The Living Room Lectures are streamed live on the University’s Facebook page. There is no need to book and they are free to join. Professor Hart will take questions from the audience; just submit them during his lecture. 

Professor Hart’s current research includes: thermal biology of leaf cutting ants, flying ant emergences, starling murmurations, citizen science, savannah grassland management, and anti-poaching. His teaching includes: animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolution, statistics, mathematical modelling, citizen science, science communication, African savannah ecology and field skills. 

Find out more about Adam Hart​, Professor of Science Communication, on the University’s website.​