Kate Watkins loved the sciences as a student, but wasn’t sure which area to focus on. By choosing to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, she was able to study many different subjects. During her second year she studied Psychology and was hooked.
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An exhibition and series of events revealing how the latest neuroscience is transforming what we know about the lifelong development of our brains, from birth to the end of...
Family-Friendly Drop In Travel the world and explore the Museum’s wonderful collection of globes! Discover the remarkable methods of Renaissance craftsman and make your own pocket globe to take home with you. Drop-in. Ages 9+
I have always been interested in nature, growing up in rural Sussex. I did an undergraduate degree at Oxford in Pure and Applied Biology, which was very interesting because it combined core subjects like evolution and animal behaviour with really applied topics in agriculture and forestry. For my PhD at Imperial College London I worked on the...
Conserving nature – it’s not just about the animals...
Why is it important to conserve biodiversity?
Nature and biological diversity (biodiversity) are integral to our survival and provides us with essential services. For example, nutrient recycling supports plant production, forests provide food and materials, and oceans regulate our climate. Nature even defines our beliefs...
When people think of conservation, they often think that it is about saving species. Whilst this is partly true, conservation is actually much more than that. Conservation involves efforts that protect and sustain everything from the genes that make up a species, to the habitats in which they live.
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