Tom has studied many aspects of ecology and conservation, driven by a love of wildlife and fieldwork, and his interest in problem solving. For his doctorate he studied populations of water voles at Oxford University, and went on to run a water vole reintroduction programme, resulting in seven new populations in Oxfordshire. He feels that conservation as a discipline, however, is steadily moving away from single-species studies, recognising that the causes of the majority of conservation issues have their origin in humans’ behaviour.
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From fire-belching mountains to blood-red waves of lava, volcanoes have captured the attention of scientists, artists and members of the public for centuries. In this exhibition, discover a spectacular selection of eye witness accounts, scientific observations and artwork charting how our understanding of volcanoes has evolved over the past two...
Age of Nature
A group enabling older people to explore and enjoy the Museum collections. Dementia Friendly. No booking required. Tuesday 25th April, 2.30 - 4pm
Oxford Science Adventures
This half term, researchers from Oxford’s Experimental Psychology Department are running a week of activities. From Tuesday to Thursday, parents can book a morning or an afternoon slot to bring their child along to take part in interactive activities.
I studied Zoology at Sheffield and, after working as a research assistant and postman, took up a PhD on sexual conflict in fruit flies at University College London. I was fascinated by the idea that reproduction involves differences of interest between partners, and that these conflicts can drive rapid evolutionary change, and even help...
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