The Inaugural University Librarian's Lecture
Professor Tim Birkhead’s lecture: The Wonderful Mr. Willughby
Location: Western Bank Library
University of Sheffield,
Date: Friday 8 December
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Admission: Free entry, but ticket required
Guests are welcome to visit the exhibition from 5pm, prior to the lecture.
Professor Tim Birkhead has collaborated with eminent scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the scientific research of Francis Willughby (1635-1672), resulting in the book Virtuoso by Nature: the scientific worlds of Francis Willughby FRS (1635-1672) (Leiden: Brill, 2016), which is an edited volume of academic essays on Willughby’s many and varied interests. A second book, The Wonderful Mr. Willughby: the first true ornithologist will be published by Bloomsbury in early 2018.
In this lecture he will illustrate and celebrate Willughby’s endeavours in setting a standard for the way birds and natural history more generally should be studied.
Latest exhibition in Western Bank Library - "The Wonderful Mr. Willughby's New Natural History"