As part of our INSIGHTS lecture series, we welcomed Miranda Lowe, a Principal Curator and museum scientist at the Natural History Museum, London on Thursday 14th November.
Miranda delivered a fantastically engaging and entertaining account of her professional journey to a rapt audience. We were treated to a whistle-stop and celebrity packed tour of her two decades plus curating a plethora of historically important specimens from historic expeditions. She enlightened us with her scientific expertise in peracarid crustacea and coral taxonomy and amused us with numerous anecdotes.
As well as her management of a curatorial team she frequently appears in television and radio programmes and also presents lectures on both curatorial research and popular science. She mentors students as part of the Social Mobility Foundation ‘Aspiring Professionals’ scheme and the Prince's Trust. In 2013, Miranda was one of three finalists for the National Diversity Awards ‘Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith’ receiving a Certificate of Excellence for her achievement.
We are very grateful to Miranda for a highly enjoyable lecture and look forward to the next in the series.