You’ve found a healthy, fertile mate, you’ve fought off your rivals and you’ve convinced them that you are what they were looking for. Sorted! But the reproductive race is far from over, my friend. We have entered the realms of Sperm Warfare. Come and learn about the devious tricks used by cells, organs and bodies to win the race to fertilisation. With Simon Watt, biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter.
About Simon Watt:
Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter. He runs Ready Steady Science, a science communication company committed to making information interesting and takes science-based performances into schools, museums, theatres and festivals. He runs the Ugly Animal Preservation Society which is a comedy night with a conservation twist. It went on to find global fame/notoriety when it teamed up with the National Science and Engineering Competition to host an online campaign resulting in the election of the blobfish as the ugliest animal on the planet. He is the co-creator and host of the new science panel show podcast, Level Up Human.
His new book The Ugly Animals: We Can’t All be Pandas is out now. He has also written dozens of articles for national newspapers and websites including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, the Daily Mirror and the New York Daily News.
He is a regular contributor to TV, radio and web and is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA-winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants, the IFTA-winning Wild Cities and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death.
Saturday 20 October
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium