BBC2 Winter’s Weirdest Events. Prof. Nicky Clayton discusses snowboarding crows and tool use in corvids with Chris Packham

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Filming took place in Cambridge botanical gardens on a warm November afternoon 2017. The programme was broadcast on Christmas Eve and repeated on Christmas Day.

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Nicky Clayton and Mark Coker discuss~ the minds of birds~ at The London School of Economics

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Nicky Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition, University of Cambridge
Mark Cocker, Author and naturalist

Jonathan Birch, Fellow, The Forum; Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE

What is it like to be a bird? What do they think and how do they feel? What can comparative psychology tell us about the intelligence of birds? And what can we learn about birds, and about ourselves, from our encounters with them? In this dialogue, world-leading comparative psychologist Nicola Clayton and author and naturalist Mark Cocker give us a bird’s eye view on the world, and consider how human thought and culture have been shaped by interaction with birds.

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Nicky to appear on BBC2 Winter’s Weirdest Events- Xmas Special~ with Chris Packham. 24th December 2017.

Prof. Nicky Clayton will discuss remarkable footage of crows (corvids) engaged in some fascinating behaviour.

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STOP PRESS~ The Captured Thought have been invited to appear at the Hay Literary Festival for a second time.


Prof. Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins under the auspices of their arts/science collaboration The Captured Thought will present The Moustachio Quartet to the Hay Literary Festival 2018. Their appearance will coincide with the publication of the last novel in the series, Eissenstrom, and will be the second time they have appeared at Hay to present their work. They will discuss the themes of the books, including mental time travel, memory and the nature of perception.

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7th International CAT Conference. University of Nottingham. Hosted by ACAT and ICATA~ Reformulation and Memory: The stories we tell in reconstructing the past. 20-23 September 2017





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Nicky Clayton lecturing in Alicante, Spain





IMG_7503.JPGNicky with Cristina Marquez Vega’s lab: Antonio Armario, Diana Costa, Joan Esteve, Michael Gachomba and Aroa Sanz.


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Prof. Nicky Clayton FRS delivers the 2017 Wendell Jeffrey lecture in Los Angeles UCLA




Professors Robert and Elizabeth Bjork, plus Professor Bernice Wenzel with Professor Nicky Clayton after delivering the the 16th annual Jeffrey lecture (founded by Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel).


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