Pollinators seminar at the Houses of Parliament – 2nd December

Skipper on ragwort - cropped

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has organised a “Pollinators Update” afternoon seminar in London on Wednesday 2nd December, to discuss recent developments in pollinator conservation research. I’ve been asked to give a 15 minute presentation on the pollinator extinctions research we published in Science last year.

The full programme will be:


  • 2.30pm Sarah Newton MP, Chair’s Welcome
  • 2.40pm Presentations
  • Professor Simon Potts (Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) – Reading University
  • Professor Jeff Ollerton (Professor of Biodiversity) University of Northampton
  • Dr Claire Carvell – NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Dr Richard Gill – Imperial College London
  • 3.40pm Discussion
  • 3.55pm Chair’s closing remarks
  • 4.00pm Refreshments


The seminar is free to attend but you need to book a place: see the POST website for details.


Filed under Bees, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Ecosystem services, Pollination, Wasps

5 responses to “Pollinators seminar at the Houses of Parliament – 2nd December

  1. Anna davenport

    Great that they have somebody like you in attendance to provide some sense to the matter.


  2. Would have liked to go but will be stuck at work 😦 Have linked to it on the London Beekeepers Facebook group.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: 8 things I learned from the Parliamentary Pollinators Update seminar | Jeff Ollerton's Biodiversity Blog

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