The Known Unknowns

Event date
Event time
18:00 - 19:00
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Natural History
Parks Road
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Professor Mark Fricker, joint Head of the Oxford University Department of Biology, gives us an insight into the vast and interconnected underground world of fungi.

Decomposer fungi spread as vast interconnected networks through the soil fuelled by the breakdown of fallen wood and leaf litter. Most of the time, fungi are out of sight and easily ignored, with their humble form belying their remarkably sophisticated behaviour. This talk will explore whether different rules of life emerge if you grow as a network, and consider whether insights from the fungal realm have relevance to human civilisation and infrastructure.

Suitable for adults and young people aged 13+.

The talk begins at 18:00, with doors open from 17:30.

The talk is free, but booking is recommended.