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Press Release - 10 February 2009

On The Origin of Species – 150 years on. A public seminar

Why do fruit flies mate and mate and mate?

This is just one of the questions Dr Nick Priest from the University of Bath will be looking to answer at a special seminar this Friday 13 February, to help celebrate the bicentenary of the life of Charles Darwin.

The seminar is the second in a series being staged at the University to mark the anniversary.

It has also been 150 years since the publication of ‘On The Origin of Species’.

Dr Steve Dorus, lecturer in evolutionary biology at the University, said: “The seminar series is intended to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the diversity of research in the field of evolutionary biology being conducted at the University of Bath.”

Other seminars in the series are:

All seminars are free and open to all and will be held in the pavilion of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the Claverton Campus at 12.15pm.

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