Marine research in the 20th century has transformed our understanding of the world, but evidence of marine research dates back to ancient times.
Modern day research is often associated with Captain Cook and his voyages in the 18th century. Later studies associated with Darwin and then with the HMS Challenger voyage, brought new advances and many naturalists were beginning to realise the importance of a closer study of the seas and marine life.
The Marine Biological Association of the UK was formed in 1884, with Professor T.H. Huxley as President, and the Plymouth Laboratory on the Hoe opened shortly after in 1887.
Date/time: Tuesday 17 May 2016, 19.00
Running time: 90 mins
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
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