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George McGavin’s Bug Love Event

Adults, Performances, Poetry, Primary age, Talks, Teenagers, Weekend fun

Sunday 14th February - Sunday 14th February

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Key facts

Times

14:00 – 15:00

The event will be followed by an insect handling session immediately after.

Tickets

£7/£5 (concessions)

This event is suitable for ages 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and both adults and children must have a ticket.

Booking

Tickets can be booked at our Tickets Oxford page, or by phoning the ticket hotline at 01865 305305.

About the event

Join natural history expert and star of BBC’s The One Show George McGavin, as he explores the fascinating world of minibeasts.
George will be lifting the stone on some of his favourite creepy crawlies as well as sharing a selection of insect themed poems from writers such as Ogden Nash and Liz Brownlee.
The talk will be followed by an insect handling session.

This event is suitable for ages 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and both adults and children must have a ticket.

About George McGavin:

Dr George McGavin was an academic zoologist for thirty years before becoming a television presenter. He is an Honorary Research Associate of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and a Research Associate of the Department of Zoology at Oxford University as well as a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

His programme credits include Expedition Borneo, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Lost Land of the Volcano, Lost Land of the Tiger, The Dark: nature’s night-time world, Prehistoric Autopsy, Miniature Britain, Planet Ant, Dissected: the incredible human hand and foot, Monkey Planet, The Secret Life of your House (ITV) and the multi-award winning documentary After Life: the strange science of decay. His most recent programme The Oak: nature’s greatest survivor was shown on BBC4 in October. George is a regular presenter on BBC’s The One Show and has written numerous books on insects and other animals.

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