18 March 2008

What would you say to David Attenborough?

I got the chance to answer this question for myself last night when the great naturalist and television presenter delivered the Annual Student Lecture at the Natural History Museum. His title was "Unnatural History: The Controversy in Wildlife Films" and it was delightfully chockablock with film excerpts, interspersed with thoughts on maintaining integrity in natural history filmmaking.

While the crowd was waiting in the foyer beforehand, Sir David walked past me and I wanted to say something snazzy like "Private Life of Plants was the reason I switched to botany" but all I could do was grin like a madwoman. Note to self: rehearse next time.

Well, I'm glad to see at least somebody got it right (h/t Jessica Palmer):

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