This event happened in the past (2019 edition)

Ugly Animals: Weird Life Underwater

With Simon Watt

Event dates

Tue 22 Oct 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue 22 Oct 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This is an event from the 2019 edition

From fish that use sickening slime as defence to sea cucumbers that fight with their bum, our seas are full of some of the strangest animals in the world. Join biologist and presenter Simon Watt to hear how to help these creatures and our planet survive.

Plus a special relaxed session at 3pm for children with autism or Asperger’s and their families.

Simon WattSimon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter. 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 and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death.

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Tuesday 22 October
1pm–2pm, relaxed session: 3pm–4pm
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: £4 per person
Age: 5+

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