4th May 2022
'Birds as a cultural image – pre-history to the present', a free talk by Dr Clemency Fisher hosted by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man as part of Manx Wildlife Week.
Birds have always been fascinating for mankind, who depicted them in caves in prehistoric times and today use them as emblems ranging from peace to war. Every country has a national bird. The Isle of Man has long history with seabirds, in particular, from the Manx Shearwater to the Great Auk.
Dr Clemency Fisher is Emeritus Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology at National Museums Liverpool (NML), and a Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum (NHM), London and Tring. She began work as a museum curator in 1974, using the data on the labels of African bird specimens in the NHM’s collections for an atlas of their historical distribution.
In 1975, she joined what is now NML, where for more than 40 years she was responsible for its internationally important vertebrate zoology collections. In 2018, Clem was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Liverpool University.
The event takes place at the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 7pm. Note, doors close at 7pm prompt.
Tickets should be booked via Eventbrite.