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Museum Meets events in Janaury 2013

December 21, 2012

Museum Meets will return a number of events in January 2013

Courses – if British Wildlife, Luddittes or suffragettes, or fossils are your thing, three WEA 10 week courses all start in Jan.

Then on 19 Jan, Campbell Price, Egyptology curator will lead a day on How did ancient Egyptian statues work?

Thursday 24 January in the evening, is the next Museum After Hours. You’ll be able to explore exhibition Breed: The British and their Dogs and meet some of the dogs from the exhibition. Drop by to hear ‘One scholar and his dog’ focusing on Bulldog, Bloodhound & Borzoi or create your own dog.

The first Urban Naturalist of 2013 is on 26 January on the theme of Garden Bird Watch.

Over the past 30 years there have been major changes in the numbers and distribution of Manchester’s birds. Did you know that House Sparrows and Starlings are now on the red list which means their numbers have declined by more than 50 per cent since the 1970’s? However, other species such as Peregrine are doing well and breeding successfully in the heart of the city. Join ornithologists, Henry Mcghie (Manchester museum) and Steve Atkins (Greater Manchester Ecology unit) as they lead a hands on session about the changing bird patterns in Manchester. Be amongst the first people to find out about the results of the Greater Manchester Bird Atlas (who are the winners and losers?). This session will also explain the importance of recording the birds you might see and how you can help increase our knowledge of their numbers and whereabouts.

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