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DarwIN Festival: Importance of Evolution and Adaption (series of talks)


7 February 2023




University Centre, Shrewsbury Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ


Centre for Research into Environmental Science & Technology (CREST)

Importance of Evolution and Adaption at DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival CREST

The Event

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin

As part of the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival, CREST is hosting a series of talks from University academics and external contributors. The overarching theme is that of change and adaption in relation to biodiversity and climate change. With both a social and an environmental focus, topics range from using DNA to measure biodiversity, to which type of organisation will be left standing when the rest become extinct… Each talk is twenty minutes long, with the option of selecting which you would like to attend when booking a ticket. A synopsis of each talk can be found on the registration page.


2pm Welcome

2:10pm Adaption: the Choice for Sustainable Futures (TBC) – Dr Namrata Bhattacharya-Mis, University of Chester

2:35pm Darwin, DNA and Data: Making biodiversity measurable using DNA – Mike Morris, NatureMetrics

3pm Survival of the Fittest – Nick Christoforou, Neo Creative

3:20pm Break and Networking

3:35pm Home Grown Green: Gamification of Sustainable Living – Dr Rebecca Collins and Dr Katharine Welsh, University of Chester

4pm Taste not Waste – Alison Thomas, Shrewsbury Food Hub


Sound good? Register your place.

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