Planet Action Street Arts, The Natural History Society of Northumbria, and Newcastle University present Insect Superhero Lecture 3
Friday the 9 June, Curtis Auditorium University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Herschel Building, Newcastle upon Tyne
6.30pm – Doors open
Grab a drink, socialise and find the perfect spot to watch the evening’s talks.
7.00pm – Talk
Why We Should Love Wasps, by Professor Seirian Sumner
8.00pm – Book signing
Signings of Professor Seirian Sumner’s new book ENDLESS FORMS: Why We Should Love Wasps William Collins ‘A brilliant argument for giving wasps a rethink’ The Daily Telegraph
About the talk
There is a lot more to wasps than your stripy picnic friend. Wasps taught us how to make paper, wasps are architects, guardians of microorganisms, pollinators, seed dispersers and nature’s pest-controllers. Wasps provide windows into evolution’s most remarkable inventions. As pharmacists, they might even hold a cure for cancer. Some have sex inside plants; others turn cockroaches into zombies. Professor Sumner guarantees you a mind-blowing journey into the secret world of wasps. If you have a smart phone, bring it along for some interactive wasp fun!