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We are currently looking for members to join us at the BES Science Slam 2017.

BES Science Slam 2017

We are looking for six enthusiastic ecologists to take to stage at the BES Science Slam 2017.

Do you have a funny ecological anecdote you want to share, or an ecological myth you that you think needs busting? Then the BES Science Slam will provide you with the perfect opportunity. We are looking for six keen ecologists to take to the stage to entertain an audience with science. This can be through the medium of song, dance, comedy or any other means appropriate!

Individuals will be given eight minutes to perform to the audience, with the winner decided by raucous audience applause. Fun and creativity will be key to the winning performance.

Applications are open now.


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Recent events

Darwin’s Coffee House

To celebrate International Coffee Day 2017, Charles Darwin House opened its doors to the public to explore the science behind our coffee at ‘Darwin’s Coffee House’, on the 28th and 29th September.

The BES stand activity explored themes of pollination and ecosystem services relating to coffee plants, highlighting the importance of insects and other animals in completing the journey of coffee from crop to cup.

Read the event blog here.