A book launch for ornithologists and theologians alike

Added about 4 years ago by Sacristy Press

You are warmly invited to the launch of a new biography about “the most important biological scientist to have emerged from Durham”

Henry Baker Tristram was a surprising and remarkable man: explorer, ornithologist, and priest. With his wild beard (for which he required special permission from the bishop) he undertook expeditions to the Sahara and Palestine at a time when doing so was even more fraught with danger than it is today. As a founding member of the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU), he contributed regularly to its journal, Ibis, as well as other scientific journals. Tristram’s nickname in the BOU was “Sacred Ibis”.

Prof. W. G. Hale’s crucial new biography of Tristram will be launched in the Old Library at Grey College, Durham University on Friday 10th June 2016 at 5.30pm. After the official launch, drinks will be served in the Senior Common Room during an informal slideshow.

Author Bill Hale is one of the first generation of Grey College students, a former Senior Man, and a College Trustee. A donation of £10 from each copy of the book sold by Sacristy Press (£5 from other outlets) will be made to the Grey College Trust.

Grey College is located on South Road (DH1 3LG). Please direct enquiries to the Vice Master, Peter Swift (g.p.swift@durham.ac.uk).


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