Member Evening: Dr Erica McAlister

Event information

Event type: Evening event

Location: Flett Theatre

Ticket prices:

Member: £10 (inlcudes a drink)

Join Museum entomologist Erica McAlister as she reveals The Secret Life of Flies.

From hungry herbivores and precocious pollinators to robberflies, danceflies and the much-maligned mosquito, Erica dispels common misconceptions about flies, revealing the importance of these tiny creatures.

Learn about flies without wings, rotating genitalia and the terrible hairy fly. Find out how flies play a key role in solving crimes, why fly taxonomy matters and how the key issues of conservation, climate change and biodiversity loss impact the fly.

After the talk you will have the chance to ask Erica questions. Following this there will be a book signing in our Flett Foyer.

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Tickets to this event are available to Members only. Each Member may purchase an additional ticket for one non-member guest who will attend with them.

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The event is free for Patrons to attend. Please contact us or call +44 (0)20 7942 5953 for more information.

Event dates
27 January 2020 18.30-21.00

Important information

Tickets to this event are available to Members only. Each Member may purchase an additional ticket for one guest who will attend with them.

The event is free for Patrons to attend. Please contact us or call +44 (0)20 7942 5953 for more information.

A waiting list will operate to allow Members to resell their tickets if they can no longer attend - however, there is no guarantee that there will be people on the list.

Bookings are required.

No refunds or exchanges will be given.

A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

The event will begin at 18.30 and we cannot allow entry after 19.15.

Guests will get one free drink with their ticket.

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