Virtual Meet Ups (VMUs)

These Virtual Meet Ups are an opportunity to keep in touch and share skills and knowledge during lockdown. They are short natural history webinars, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from either an FSC BioLinks team member or a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom, we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about other online learning opportunities here.

Darwin’s Earthworms

Kerry is a course tutor and secretary for the Earthworm Society of Britain and usually runs courses teaching people about earthworm sampling, identification and recording. She is also an earthworm tutor for the FSC Biolinks project. Coincidentally she also works at the Natural History Museum in London and is very interested in the history of natural history. “It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world” is a quote from Darwin about earthworms. Although famous for other scientific endeavors Darwin realised the importance of earthworms as ecosystem engineers and wrote an entire book about them. This talk will cover the history of earthworm research and look at some of the experiments that Darwin did with earthworms.



The FSC BioLinks project is funded by the Field Studies Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our Virtual Meet Ups are made available to all at no cost. However, we’ve listened to your feedback and added an optional fee for those that would like the opportunity to contribute financially to our work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Discounted – select if you would like to attend at no cost

Attendee – select if you would like to attend at a cost of £5



Header photo © Bob Kemp

Tutor: Guest Speaker

We have various guest speakers joining us for our Virtual Meet Ups(VMUs). Please see the information above for more details on who will be joining us in this VMU.