Professor Iain Stewart Lecture

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Professor Iain Stewart gives a lecture as part of Edinburgh Zoo's centenary. The talk will be entitled: The rise of the continents, and what it has meant for the wildlife on them. Seashells at the top of the Himalayas. Whales in the Sahara desert.

Species that seem to have jumped thousands of miles of ocean. Iain Stewart pieces together the diverse clues that reveal how our world came to be and how it explains some of the most iconic animals on the planet.

Iain Stewart, professor of Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University, is an Earth scientist and broadcaster who specialisies in recent geological change. After completing his undergraduate studies in Geography and Geology at Strathclyde University (1986), and a PhD in earthquake geology at Bristol University (1990), he lectured Earth sciences at Brunel University in west London, before leaving in 2002 to develop television projects on geoscience.

Since then he has presented major television series for the BBC on the nature, history and state of the planet, most notably Earth: The Power of the Planet; Earth: The Climate Wars; How Earth Made Us, How To Grow A Planet; and Volcano Live. Some of his most recent programmes have explored his old ‘backyard’ with Making Scotland's Landscape and a celebration of the Scottish pioneers of geology, Men of Rock.

He is currently President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, an Honorary President of the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers and a Patron of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum.

Tea and Coffee will be served between 7.00pm and 7.30pm, before the talk itself starts at 7.30pm.

The event will finish at 9 pm.

If you would like to attend this event, booking is recommended. Places can be reserved by calling 0131 314 0379 or by emailing Tickets cost £5 for members and £7 for non-members. This event takes place in the Education Centre at Edinburgh Zoo.