Super insects - the fastest, longest, heaviest
  • Stonehouse Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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This local Children's University lecture by Peter Smithers, Associate Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at Plymouth University, is for young people aged 5 to 14 years (all children under 11 years must be accompanied by an adult).

The insect world features some amazing animals, creatures that can jump 30 times their own body length, lift impossible weights, run and fly at breakneck speeds and possess the most amazingly bizarre shaped bodies. Bugs, the super heroes will introduce a cast of exotic characters and reveal some of their death defying stunts.

Peter is a Fellow and Regional Secretary of the Royal Entomological Society, Chairman of the Peninsula Invertebrate Forum, and a member of the British Arachnological Society.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Please contact Linda Barretto to book your free place asap.

About the Children's University

The Children's University is a national initiative, which is run locally by Plymouth City Council with the help of local organisations, Plymouth University, businesses and individuals. Children can go to different learning lectures and activities outside of school hours through the programme. For every event they attend, they get time stamped into their learning passports, which they save up to earn bronze, silver and gold certificates.

Children are presented with their qualifications at a 'graduation ceremony' held annually to celebrate their achievements. Learning passports can be bought at the lecture, from participating schools or from any Plymouth City Council library for £2.

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