Education, Outreach & Diversity

SEB Themed Lectures: Propose a Talk

Over the coming year, the SEB is introducing a new virtual lecturer series themed around significant dates or holidays in the calendar. The aim is to have short 30-minute talks (followed by audience Q&A) that have a broad interest and will be engaging for all members and interested parties, no matter their background or career level.

If you have would like to present or know someone who would please get in contact at events@sebiology.org.

If you already have a good idea of the format for the talk, then please include the speakers name, title for the talk, and a short abstract or key take-away points, and available dates. If you have a more general idea for a talk, topic or would just like to know more, then we would also love to hear from you.

Please see a list of suggested themes below, but we will also welcome other theme suggestions.

Theme

Date

Link and suggestions

World wetlands day

2nd Feb

www.worldwetlandsday.org

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 Feb

www.un.org/en/observances/women-and-girls-in-science-day

Lunar New Year

12th Feb

 

Valentines Day

14th Feb

 

Pancake Day/Start of Lent

16th Feb

Food storage mechanisms or fasting responses

World Wildlife Day

3rd March

www.wildlifeday.org

World Book Day

4th March

 

International Women’s Day

8th March

 

Mothering Sunday (UK)

14th March

Maternal Instincts

St Patricks Day

17th March

Irish Fauna and Flora

Global Recycling Day

18th March

 

World Water Day

22nd March

www.worldwaterday.org

April Fools Day

1st April

Male Giant Australian Cuttlefish can fool rival males into thinking they are female to get closer to potential mates

Star Wars Day

4th May

Experimental Biology on the international space station.

World Migratory Birds Day

8th May

www.worldmigratorybirdday.org

International Day of Families

15th May

 

Biological Diversity Day

22nd May

 

Global Day of Parents

1st June

 

World Environment Day

5th June

 

World Oceans Day

8th June

 

World left-handed Day

13th August

Did you know most kangaroos are left-handed?

World Space Week

4th October

 

World Food Day

16th October

Experimental Biology and Agricultural Advances

Halloween

31st October

 

International Week of Science and Peace

8th November

 

World Soil Day

5th December

www.un.org/en/observances/world-soil-day

Mountain Day

11th December

 

Winter Solstice

21st December

 

Christmas

25th December

In 2020 we heard about Polar bears in a changing climate, and recovery options for woodland reindeer.