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School of Law

The Mind of a Bee

When: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Room 313, Law School Building, Mile End Road London E1 4PA


Lars Chittka (QMUL) will discuss his book The Mind of a Bee (Princeton UP 2022), which draws from decades of research, including his own pioneering work on the behaviour and cognitive abilities of bees with Johanna Gibson (QMUL). Moderated by Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa (QMUL).

Lars SchittkaLars Chittka is the founder of the Research Centre for Psychology at Queen Mary University of London,where he is a Professor of Sensory and Behavioural Ecology. Chittka is a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and an Advanced Fellowship from the European Research Council (ERC). He is also a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, an elected Fellow of the Linnean Society (FLS), the Royal Entomological Society (FRES) as well as the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB). He received the Lesley Goodman Award of the Royal Entomological Society in 2006.

Johanna GibsonJohanna Gibson is Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Academic Director of the Intellectual Property Law LLM and the Deputy Director of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). Johanna has published extensively in the fields of intellectual property, critical theory, and animal studies. 

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