The very incredible Colin McClure is our speaker this week. You might see him greeting you on the door most weeks, but he's also got a PhD in Flies! 
As a Biologist, he is passionate about how mother nature navigates the problems and limitations of life. To do this, he uses one of its most wonderful solutions, the humble fruit fly.
But why do researchers work with them? 
Can they teach us anything? 
Why should we care? 
In all, WTF? (What, the fly?)
On our journey, he’ll be weaving in and out of the diverse planes of biology which flies have illuminated; from sleep to sex, from dinner to disease, from genes to gender. If you had any doubts about how great flies were, Colin is going to give you a glimpse into their beauty and complexity, and how understanding just a little bit of their biology can give us an immense appreciation and wonder to how unique, capable and amazing we are as human beings.
And if that's not enough, we'll be singing our hearts out, hearing stories from members of the community, drinking a vat of tea/coffee and eating a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.

BSL interpretation will be provided.

We can't wait to see you there and have fun celebrating life with you all! 

Sunday Assembly London is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please support us if you can to keep it free for those who can't.

August 20, 2017 at 11am–12:15pm at Conway Hall

Map and directions


Andrew Barons Owen Barratt Abi Banfield Blaise T Erik Radley Genevieve Devroey Vicky Thomas Sasha Collington Leigh Norton Alan Young Jane Bradbury andrew garfunkle Kathryn Michèle Brownstone Annie Norman Katherine Cotterell Hung Hoang Jenny Gaskell Andrew webster Colin McClure Rik Tester Clementine Wade Justin Finkelstein Adam Spooner mandy cooke Cloe Lee Tom Durie Ali Strick Sarah Omahony Hannah Saich Helen Fry Mafalda Silva Bonnie Foley-Wong Hannah Saich Natasha Lyons Kim Pflaum Augustinas Markevicius Lucia Devaris Alex Quinn Justina Markeviciene Sarah Berry Adam Cassar Pip Scott Neha Shah Siobhan Foley Tanya Marie Davies Bonnie Foley-Wong Rashed Younas Mark Johnson