Maxwell Knight Symposium

24 November 2018 13:00 - 18:00

Location: Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HX, UK.

Event description

This is a half-day Symposium to commemorate Maxwell Knight OBE FLS, naturalist and Second World War MI5 agent, and friend of Leonard Tesch, the founder of the AES.

The meeting is hosted by the British Herpetological Society and supported by the AES and other organisations associated with natural history and conservation. 

The gathering will last from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm.

The Symposium marks the 50th anniversary of Maxwell Knight's death. It will recount and reassess his life and work in the 21st century, with reference to contemporary environmental issues such as species conservation, captive-breeding of endangered species and public education.

Literature and specimens from Maxwell Knight's collection, including long-lost manuscripts from his original filing cabinet, will be on display.

During breaks and at the end of the symposium there will be a showing of Maxwell Knight's original television/lecture films.

Further information on Maxwell night can be found here:

A full programme, together with confirmation of the venue and other details, will be issued closer to the time.

Organisation details

This event was organised by the AES.
For further information please refer to the printed publications you have received (if you are a member) or contact us.

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