Dr. Caitlin R. Kight
Author, science communicator, Head of Communications/Marketing (College of Life and Environmental Sciences) at the University of Exeter
Presentations
  • August 2014: I had the pleasure of being welcomed back to the Ancestor's Trail event, this time held in Epping Forest. I talked about The Sounds of Love: The Role of Acoustic Signaling in Avian Reproduction.
  • August 2014: I discussed the "Top Ten Bird Sounds" at the University of Exeter Penryn Campus's Science in the Square event. 
  • June 2013: To kick off the University of Exeter's Grand Challenges event for the "Falmouth: Growth or Conservation" dilemma, I gave a lecture on the history of Falmouth.
  • April 2013: I presented a short TED-style talk at Parklive, a community event sponsored by Source FM.
  • March 2013:  I gave a lecture entitled "Birds, Art, and the Environment" at St. Andrews Church in Colyton, UK, as part of the Friends of St. Andrews lecture series.
  • February 2013: As part of the Penzance Cafe Scientifique, I gave a lecture on how humans act as a selection pressure.
  • Autumn 2011, 2012: I gave a lecture to University of Exeter biology students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) in order to provide advice about how they could pursue careers--or hobbies--in science communication. The talk is available on YouTube here.
  • August 2012: As part of the Ancestor's Trail event in Somerset's Quantock Hills, I gave a lecture on how humans act as a selection pressure. The presentation is available as 5 YouTube clips: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V.
  • July 2012: I began hosting "Wild Side," a weekly radio show that airs from 1-2 PM every Wednesday on The Source 96.1 FM. Topics have included birdsong, urban ecosystems, running, sex, deception in the animal kingdom, and cooking. Video recordings of the broadcasts are available on my YouTube channel for episodes 8 onwards (see below). Podcasts are imminent.
    • February 2009: I discussed "A Brief History of Birds in Art" for the Third Thursdays program at the Williamsburg Regional Library. The presentations is available as 6 YouTube clips: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI.
    • October 2008: I discussed "Birding and Technology" at a meeting of the Williamsburg Bird Club. The talk was based on an article of the same title that I published in Bird Watcher's Digest. The presentation is available as 4 YouTube clips: Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.

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