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This our new ZooSoc blog page! Hooray! Here, we will be posting any exciting ZooSoc news that you should know about, interesting articles and pieces of info on nature and wildlife, and keeping you up to date with what’s been happening at our talks and events!

Thurs 3rd December, 2015: Talking Sheep!

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Various speakers: “Talking Sheep” – an insight into the world of ruminants from various biological perspectives!

Graham Kerr Building, 6:30pm. Food and drink provided! (Facebook Event Here)

This Thursday we will be having our final talk of the year in association with the Sheep Veterinary Society and MSD Health!

‘Talking Sheep’ is a nation wide talk scheme with an element of veterinary medicine. The scheme was initiated to give people an insight into the world of sheep and other ruminants, as well as linking it to wider ecosystems and parisitology/virology.

During the talk, we will be hearing about work done in various fields – including virology, parisitology and disease control – across the world as well as in our own country. Speakers will include Dr. Valentina Busin DVM MRCVS DipECSRHM, Mr. George King BVMS CertVC MRCVS, Mr. Richard Thompson BVSc CertSHP MRCVS and Hannah Davidson – a Zoology undergraduate student here at the University of Glasgow.

Since it’s a special, collaborative event there will even be some food and drink at the talk , so come along to enjoy a night of knowledge and festivities before we all go home for Christmas! :)

Talk Summary: RSPB + Conservation Careers

Last week, we had a really lovely and interesting talk by Mark Mitchell from the RSPB. He gave us a wonderful insight into how you can get into a career in conservation (or whatever you want!) if you work hard and just keep at it!

Interestingly, Mark did not study Zoology or any kind of science – he attended Stirling University where he did Media Studies. Once he graduated, however, he realised that this was no longer a path he wanted to follow and so insteaRSPB logo for news webd he pursued his new-found interest in wildife, particularly birds.

Moving from his home in England to Scotland opened Mark’s eyes to the fascinating and beautiful wildlife we have in this country. He was keen to share his interest and enthusiam for wildlife with others, and that is what inspired him to get involved with the RSPB! Continue reading

Talk Summary: Froglife!

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Last week, we had Emily Waddell from Froglife come to give us a fantastic talk about the work that they do and the number of ways in which keen students can get involved with them!  It was really interesting and even included some fun interactive activities to keep us engaged!

But if you missed it, not to worry, here’s what it was all about:

Froglife are a charity organisation who are focused on conserving amphibians and reptiles throughout the UK.

Emily is from Froglife Scotland (who are based right here in the university in the Graham Kerr Building!) and she spoke about their Scottish Dragon Finder Project which they are currently working on. This is a 4-and-a-half year project, of which there are 2-and-a-half years left, focused on the education about and conservation of Scotland’s native amphibian and reptile species. Continue reading

QUICK!! ZOOSOC HOODIES ARE READY TO ORDER!

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We have our University of Glasgow Zoological Society hoodies now available for you to order HERE!

BUT BE QUICK!! Orders need to be in by THIS SUNDAY 22ND NOVEMBER!!

We have a wide range of styles and colours for you to choose from this year, and at a cheaper price than they were before! And for and extra £3 you can personalise your hoodie with your name, or a slogan of your choice (as long as it’s not too long!)

ORDER NOW AND YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR HOODIE FOR CHRISTMAS! :)