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Sir David Attenborough delivers outstanding lecture

19 September 2013

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough, whose work has spanned more than 60 years, inspired an audience of more than 1000 people this week with his personal insights into some of the most mysterious, exquisite and colourful families of birds.

The well-known natural history film-maker and broadcaster was celebrating the work of Welsh naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace. He took the audience on a journey to uncover Wallace’s ocean voyage to the Malay Archipelago and his pioneering observations of the bird of paradise.

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Listen to Sir David Attenborough talking to Louise Hartrey from the Public Relations team
Gwrandewch ar Syr David Attenborough yn siarad i Louise Hartrey o'r tîm Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus

His lecture marks the start of a series of University events to mark the centenary of Wallace’s death in 1913, which includes a free Public Lecture series, organised by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

The Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture Series was established in memory of Professor Hadyn Ellis CBE, who made a significant contribution towards establishing the discipline of cognitive neuropsychiatry and was instrumental in establishing Cardiff as one of the leading research universities in the UK. Previous speakers have included Baroness Helena Kennedy, Lord David Puttnam, Jonathan Porrit, Mary Robinson and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

This year’s Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture was kindly supported by The Waterloo Foundation.

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All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the creation of the Alfred Russell Wallace Travel Prize to help support the next generation of earth scientists studying at Cardiff University.

Here are a selection of tweets from those who attended the lecture:

 

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Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture Series

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences