2017 Talks

Seaweeds, Deep Time and the Tree of Life

Kelp Road - Kelp Holdfast, photographer, Sakab Bashir, 2016


Tuesday, 14 March 2017


14.00 – 15.00


Lapworth Museum of Geology, Education Room (R4 on campus map)


Free, booking recommended.

Bioscientist Juliet Coates examines the ancient place held by seaweeds in the Tree of Life – a metaphor used to describe the relationships between organisms, both living and extinct – and discusses how recent pre-Cambrian fossil finds in China add to our knowledge.

Artist Anne Parouty describes how she works with the chemical composition of seaweeds in creating her cyanotype impressions of them. She will also discuss the inspirational and important part seaweeds have played in the earliest human migrations.

Presented by Anne Parouty in partnership with the School of Biosciences and Lapworth Museum of Geology.