Peter Holland elected as 2017 Yen Kwo Yung Lecturer at CUHK

Linacre Professor of Zoology Peter Holland will travel to Hong Kong at Easter to give three lectures, following his recent election as the 2017 Yen Kwo Yung Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

One lecture, entitled 'The tree of life: an idea that changed the world', will be open to members of the public. The lecture is being held at the Hong Kong Science Museum on 8 April at 4:30pm.

One of the two other lectures is being given to research scientists at CUHK, and the other will be an autobiographical and careers talk to over 1,000 of the University's students.

Commenting on his election to the Lecturership, Professor Holland said: "I feel greatly honoured to be elected as the Yen Kwo Yung Lecturer, and hope that my visit can strengthen further the links that already exist between CUHK, Oxford and Merton College"

The New Asia College, part of CUHK, and the University's School of Life Sciences have co-organised the Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences since 2015; their aim is to broaden the knowledge of life sciences among students and the general public, particularly its value and applications in modern society. Previous lecturers include Professor Tsui Lap-Chee, the President of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong and former Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Hong Kong; and Professor Samuel S M Sun, Emeritus Professor of Biology and Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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