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Ruxley Beekeepers present a talk by Professor Dave Goulson on Saturday 12th September 2015 at Orpington Village Hall 311 High St, Orpington BR6 0NN starting at 3pm.

Professor of Biology at Sussex University, Dave Goulson founded the Bumblebee Society and has published a number of best selling books; a popular speaker at many national and regional events, on 12 September, he will talk about the amazing life and behaviour of bumblebees, the problems they face, and what we can all do to help them.

The talk starts at 3pm and there is a £3.00 entrance fee. To reserve a place contact melody.faulkner@gmail.com / 07793 746 514

Professor Dave Goulson Biography

Professor Dave Goulson is the author of Bumblebees; Their Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press, and of the Sunday Times best-seller A Sting in the Tale, a popular science book about bumble bees, published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape, and now translated into German, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Chinese and Danish. This was followed by A Buzz in the Meadow in 2014. He has published more than 230 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.

Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity which has grown to 8,000 members. He was the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council's Social Innovator of the Year in 2010, was given the Zoological Society of London's Marsh Award for Conservation Biology in 2013, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2013, and given the British Ecological Society Public Engagement Award in 2014.

Early Life

Dave Goulson was brought up in rural Shropshire, where he developed an early obsession with wildlife. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Oxford University, followed by a doctorate on butterfly ecology at Oxford Brookes University. Subsequently, he lectured in biology for 11 years at the University of Southampton, and it was here that he began to study bumblebees in earnest.

He subsequently moved to Stirling University in 2006, and then to Sussex in 2013. He has published more than 230 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects.

Dave lives in East Sussex with his wife and their three boys


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