Cats on the Internet

cats on the internet

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We explore the human fascination with cats, what it tells us about humans and the structure of the internet itself. An expert panel discuss this phenomenon from a range of scientific angles. 

Chaired by science writer, presenter and comedian Helen Pilcher.

Dr Matthew Cole is a Lecturer in Sociology at The Open University. He is the co-author (with Dr Kate Stewart) of Our Children and Other Animals: the cultural construction of human-animal relations in childhood (2014, Routledge). In this book and other work, Matthew and Kate explore how our culture distracts us from our complicity in animal exploitation.

Alex Jamieson is an archaeological scientist and a DPhil postgraduate student at the University of Oxford studying the origins of cats in Britain and Ireland. Her work focuses around the use of ancient DNA to improve our understanding of the ancient past. She recently featured on the RTÉ drivetime radio show hosted by Mary Wilson talking about her work on the arrival of cats to Ireland.

Jason Webber has been working as the Engagement Manager for the UK Web Archive (UKWA), based at the British Library, since 2014. The UK Web Archive has been collecting websites selectively since 2004 and at vast scale since 2013. The aim is to collect the UK web space at least once per year. Prior to working at the British Library Jason worked on a variety of digital projects at the Museum of London and the Natural History Museum.


Name: Cats on the Internet
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £12.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546