Wallace and the Birds of Paradise

12/11/2013, 18:00 - 20:00

Sir David Attenborough, whose work has spanned more than 60 years, inspired an audience of more than 1,000 people with his personal insights into some of the most mysterious, exquisite and colourful families of birds.

The well-known natural history film-maker and broadcaster was celebrating the work of Welsh naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace. He took the audience on a journey to uncover Wallace’s ocean voyage to the Malay Archipelago and his pioneering observations of the bird of paradise.

In memory of the late Professor Hadyn Ellis (1945-2006), the Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture Series brings speakers of international distinction to Cardiff University to deliver prestigious public lectures. Previous speakers in the series include Mary Robinson, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir David Attenborough, and Shami Chakrabarti.

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The Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture Series