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Public lecture series

​​​​​​​​​​​The Living ​Room Lectures​

​A series of sh​​​ort talks by University of Gloucestershire academics from and to our living rooms.  

In the spirit of social distancing, this series of short lectures will be streamed live on Facebook, each lasting for around half an hour including an opportunity to ask questions. The aim is to provide something of interest and curiosity to our varied community of students, staff, alumni, our local community and the general public.  

​Topics are based on academic study and research appropriate to the current situation, although the subject areas are not necessarily d​irectly related to coronavirus or lockdown and will provide our audience with something of more general interest than academic paper.  

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The Living Roo​​​​​​m Lectures Season 2


Jack Frost Nipping at Your Heels
Professor Adam Hart


Wednesday 16 December 2020, 6pm


Chestnuts roasting on open fires, jack frost nipping at heels and Christmas jumpers - but how does the natural world deal with the onset of winter?  

In this winter-inspired Living Room Lecture, Professor Adam Hart will explore the many ways that animals deal with the challenges of a chilly festive season. 

Professor Adam Hart is a writer and broadcaster with a passion for all aspects of biology, and a particular interest in social insects such as ants and bees, and large-scale citizen science projects. 

​​Part of The​ Living Room Lectures Series. ​This short live online presentation will be followed by a live Q&A - please submit your questions during the lecture directly on facebook.


Our Living Room Lectures are streamed live on Facebook​

Free, no booking or ticket required.​​​

Watch the full Living Room Lectures playlist on our YouTube channel:​