Dr McGavin was the assistant curator of the entomology collections at the Museum from 1984 to 2008. He was also a lecturer at Trinity College and then Jesus College. After an academic career spanning 30 years, he became a television presenter, working mainly for productions from the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. His programme credits include the BBCs Lost Land series, Prehistoric Autopsy, Miniature Britain, Planet Ant, Ultimate Swarms, Dissected: the incredible human hand and foot, Monkey Planet and the multi-award winning documentary After Life: the strange science of decay. His most recent programme The Oak: nature’s greatest survivor won a Royal Television Society Award and a Grierson Award.
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