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  • Date and time: Wednesday 15 November 2023, 1pm to 2pm
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only), the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join YESI for the first installment of our new "Ask the Author" series, where you'll have the opportunity to engage directly with authors discussing their recently published papers or books from the University of York.

In this particular event, Professor Colin Beale will be delving into his recently released work, "101 Curious Tales of East African Birds." This book is an exciting and educational read, enriched with striking photographs and concise narratives exploring the captivating world of East African birds. Offering an easily digestible introduction to tropical ornithology, each tale unveils unique insights and observations about avian life, ranging from unraveling the mysterious movements of flamingos to unraveling the mysteries of why duck feathers repel water.

Colin says ’ “It’s great to see this book in print - it was the product of a lockdown where I couldn’t see real birds so had to make do with sharing tales from my past trips! I hope there’s something new in this book for everyone from the most serious ornithologist to the casual observer who just likes to know a little more.”  

This event will commence with a concise 15-20 minute overview of the book, followed by an engaging 40-45-minute question-and-answer session.

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