Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

Manchester and the Peppered Moth

Perhaps the most famous example of natural selection the Dark Peppered Moth spread rapidly during the 19th century in Britain’s industrial, sooty environment.

Join genetics expert Prof. Laurence Cook who has been studying the evolution of the Peppered Moth since the 1960’s and Head of Collections & Curator of Zoology, Henry McGhie from Manchester Museum to talk about the Moth and its links to Manchester’s history and development.

Part of the Manchester Museum’s Climate Control season


Sat 11 Jun 2016 3pm - 4pm


Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL


Free but booking essential


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0161 275 2648

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Event category

Industrial heritage, Maps/Geography, Science

Event type

Free events, Talks

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