Aesop's Animals: The Science Behind the Fables

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Are wolves deceptive villains? Are crows insightful geniuses? And could a tortoise really beat a hare in a race? Join us to hear Oxford zoologist and science writer Jo Wimpenny talk about her new book, Aesop's Animals, in which she asks what science
has to say about some of humanity's most famous animal characters: are they based on fact or fiction?

Jo Wimpenny is a zoologist and writer, with a research background in animal behaviour and the history of science. She studied Zoology at the University of Bristol and went on to research crow problem-solving for her DPhil at Oxford University. After three
years of postdoctoral research on the history of ornithology at Sheffield, she co-authored the book Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin with Tim Birkhead and Bob Montgomerie. Her latest book is Aesop’s Animals: The Science Behind the Fables
(Bloomsbury Sigma).

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