Telling Toxic Tales: Chemical Warfare in Animal Evolution

Venomous and poisonous animals inspire fear and fascination. Animals from across the 'tree of life' have used toxic and repellent chemicals to catch prey and avoid becoming a meal themselves. Not only do many of these species advertise their defences with beautiful colours, but toxins may even shape the evolution of the animals that possess them.
Join Kevin Arbuckle, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Liverpool with a special penchant for all things venomous, on a journey through the trials and tribulations faced by toxic animals in their past, present and future.
Discuss your thoughts and ideas in the informal surroundings of one of Liverpool's premier pubs. No prior knowledge or experience necessary.

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