Dr George McGavin
 
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Dr George McGavin

 
 

Explorer, entomologist and zoologist

George is the presenter of Dissected: The Incredible Human Hand and Foot for BBC4 and  Monkey Planet for BBC1.

George is also the presenter of the multi award winning After Life - The Science of Decay for BBC4,  the co-presenter of Prehistoric Autopsy and he also fronted Miniature Britain for BBC 1 and Planet Ant: Life Inside the Colony for BBC4.

He is also an accomplished broadcaster having made many programmes for the BBC including the phenomenally successful ‘Lost Lands’ expedition series.

George is also a regular contributor to The One Show (BBC1) and recently presented the Radio 4 programme The Etymology of Entomology .

Dr George McGavin is an Honorary Research Associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and a Research Associate of The Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He is also a Fellow of the Linnean Society, The Royal Geographical Society and an Honorary Fellow of The Society of Biology. His research has taken him from the tropical forests of Papua New Guinea to the caves of Thailand and from the jungles of Belize to the savannas of Tanzania. George studied Zoology at Edinburgh University before completing a doctorate at the British Museum of Natural History and Imperial College, London. George has written numerous books on insects and other animals. Acknowledged as an engaging and entertaining speaker George regularly speaks to audiences about insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration.

George McGavin has several insect species named in his honour and hopes they survive him.

See George McGavin's Marvellous Minibeasts  http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p00bf3fy

George's new book Bugs: A Pop-up Journey into the World of Insects, Spiders and Creepy-Crawlies’ is published by Walker Books and out now

 
 
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