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BA Festival of Science

Percy Sladen: An Unsung Exeter Scientist

The exciting science of deep-sea biology began in earnest when HMS Challenger collected thousands of animals new to science. At the time experts like Percy Sladen, an authority on starfishes, described the priceless material for posterity, and some of his magnificent collection is displayed in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. David Nichols, Emeritus Professor of Biological Science at the University of Exeter and Vice-President of the Marine Conservation Society, is Percy Sladen's biographer and will talk about Sladen's life and work.

Monday 6 September, 1.10-2pm

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Admission to this talk is free, but places are limited. To avoid disappointment obtain your ticket in advance from the museum reception or on 01392 665858.