Fruit-Bat-Fellatio (and more!) Christmas Lecture in Bristol

A batty, especially promising Christmas Lecture at the University of Bristol, is upcoming from Ig Nobel Prize winner Gareth Jones:

Echoes: reflections on science, sex and shootings

2 December 2020, 3.00 PM – 2 December 2020, 5.00 PM
Professor Gareth Jones

G13/14 or Zoom online

The university offers this preview from Gareth Jones: “…I will show how my research has adapted to technological change, and reflect on memorable characters such as Roland the randy dog, and events such as flying bats in lecture theatres, the Ig Nobel prize ceremony at Harvard and its aftermath, shootings, and what we did when the car lights failed at night in China.”

The above photo shows Gareth Jones delivering his acceptance speech at the 2010 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.

The 2010 Ig Nobel Prize for biology was awarded to Libiao Zhang, Min Tan, Guangjian Zhu, Jianping Ye, Tiyu Hong, Shanyi Zhou, and Shuyi Zhang of China, and Gareth Jones of the University of Bristol, UK, for scientifically documenting fellatio in fruit bats. They describe that research in the study “Fellatio by Fruit Bats Prolongs Copulation Time,” Min Tan, Gareth Jones, Guangjian Zhu, Jianping Ye, Tiyu Hong, Shanyi Zhou, Shuyi Zhang and Libiao Zhang, PLoS ONE, vol. 4, no. 10, e7595.