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Margaret Savigear Annual Lectures

The first annual Margaret Savigear Lectures, acknowledging the importance of diverse role models particularly for early stage researchers, and increasing the visibility of under-represented scientists, will be held in the department on Monday May 12th.

Our inaugural lecturers are

Image of Jeanine OlsenProfessor Jeanine Olsen is talking about Genetics and genomics for seagrass ecosystems under climate change and restoration.

Image of Rebecca KilnerProfessor Rebecca Kilner is talking about Life after death: social evolution in a grave.

More information on the lectures and timetable can be found here:

The Annual Margaret Savigear Lectures

We're one of the UK's top rated biology departments, working to deepen human understanding of organisms, ecosystems and the interdependencies of life. Our highly rated research feeds into our inspirational teaching.

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We're one of the UK's leading centres for research in the life sciences. Our work spans the Arctic and the tropics, single cells and entire ecosystems.

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Image of Gordon and Ralph ScurfieldScurfield Memorial Bursary

Applications are now open for undergraduate and postgraduate students to apply for funding for a research project in the areas of Botany, Ecology or Environmental Science. Bursaries are awarded in the range of £300-£600.

More information about the Bursary and how to apply can be found at