Explorer, entomologist and zoologist
George is the presenter of Ultimate Swarms for BBC1 and his film Planet Ant: Life
Inside the Colony launched the BBC4
Alien Nations season in March. 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.
He is also an accomplished
broadcaster having made many programmes for the BBC including the
phenomenally successful ‘Lost Lands’ expedition series. George is currently
filming two new projects for the BBC for transmission in 2014.
George is also a regular
contributor to The One Show (BBC1). He also recently presented his first 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