Centenary lecture

Wills Memorial Building, 6.00pm

Thursday 24 September 2009

Sir David Attenborough, FRS, Broadcaster and naturalist

Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of Paradise

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Sir David Attenborough

Lecture description

As part of the University’s centenary celebrations, and in association with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s Annual Meeting, David Attenborough came to Bristol to deliver an illustrated talk, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Birds of Paradise.

Biography of Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough's distinguished career in broadcasting spans more than 50 years. In the 1960s and 70s he served as controller of BBC Two, then director of programmes for the BBC. He is best known for writing and presenting the 10 Life series, which were made in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit over a period of almost 30 years. He has also narrated several major series, including The Blue Planet and Planet Earth.