Zoologist, Explorer, Lecturer & Television Presenter
Dr George C. McGavin is an author, lecturer, television presenter and explorer. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the world famous Oxford University Museum of Natural History and The Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He is also Visiting Professor of Entomology at the University of Derby. George studied Zoology at Edinburgh University before completing a doctorate at the British Museum of Natural History and Imperial College, London.
Acknowledged as an engaging and entertaining speaker George regularly speaks to audiences about insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration. He has lectured at the Cheltenham Science Festival, given the Royal Geographical Society Children’s Christmas Lecture and was a finalist in the Earthwatch Balloon Debate (2001). He contributes to the Schools Programme for the Royal Institution and is an enrichment lecturer onboard Cunard ships. As well as studying insects George also eats them and has appeared on the Richard and Judy Show as the guest chef.