Dr Raby to speak at Otley's Science Café - 17 March

The first Science Café of 2023 takes place at Otley Courthouse on Friday (17 March)

The event will see three speakers given a quarter of an hour to talk and then the audience takes over to ask questions.

This month's speakers include Dr Cassandra Raby, (School of Biological Sciences) on “Should we give a monkey’s about pathogens?”

Dr Raby said:  "What do we share with monkeys? Genetics? Behaviour? What about diseases? Observing wild baboons has helped researchers to understand who we are and why we behave the way we do.

“However, in a time when emerging diseases pose a risk to both human health and ape conservation, can baboons also help us to understand these threats? Join me as I describe living with wild baboons to observe their friendships, health, and habits."

How to attend

The event starts at 7.30pm at the Otley Courthouse (LS21 3AN). Tickets cost £6 or are free for students. Book your tickets through the Otley Courthouse website.