The Story of Mammals
I'm a mammal, you're a mammal: but what is a mammal?
Information at a Glance
- Evening Class
- Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00
- 9 weeks: October to December
- Fees from £105
- Tutor: TBA
- Location: Imperial College, South Kensington Campus
On this course we will be taken on an illuminating and enjoyable journey centred on a seemingly simple question - what is a mammal?
As mammals ourselves, we might think we know all about our own class of animals. But this course might lead us to some surprising discoveries. We will look at how mammals are defined, how they evolved and the similarities between different mammal species as well as their crucial differences. We will discover the evolution of milk, warm bloodedness and the burgeoning mammalian brain, and examine the emergence of sophisticated teeth, exquisite ears, and an elaborate reproductive biology, plus a host of other mammalian innovations. Entwined in all of this will be tales of zoological peculiarities and personal reflections on how being a mammal has shaped the tutor’s life.
The course offered is aimed at complete beginners, and so no previous knowledge or experience of biology, zoology or any other science subject is necessary to join this class. The class aims to be an enlightening, fun and sometimes irreverent investigation into our own animal family.
Course content will be forthcoming.
Additional Reading and Credit Information
There is no compulsory reading required for this course, and there is no set course text.
No academic credits are available for this course. An attendance certificate is issued only to those who attend at least 80% of the taught sessions.
About Your Tutor
Tutor information will be forthcoming
Fees and reductions for this course
Applicable to all who do not qualify for the Associate Rate or Internal Rate.
Applicable to all current Imperial College students and staff (including Imperial NHS Trust and Imperial Innovations), including ancillary and service staff employed on long term contracts at Imperial College employed by third party contractors.
- Students (non-Imperial College)
- Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
- City & Guilds College Association members
- Members of Friends of Imperial College
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
- Harrods staff
- Historic Royal Palaces staff
- Natural History Museum staff
- Science Museum staff
- Victoria and Albert Museum staff
- Royal Geographical Society staff
- Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
- Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only)
- Austrian Cultural Forum staff
- Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
- Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
- Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
- Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
- Local residents (SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8 postcodes only)
- Current CLCC staff
- Current CLCC PhD students
- Imperial College Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students
- Students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme
If you are applying for an additional CLCC rate you should email firstname.lastname@example.org before completing the online enrolment form.
It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started, subject entirely to agreement by the tutor delivering the course. If you are able to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on.
Applicable terms and conditions
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If you have enjoyed this course, why not look at other arts and humanities evening class courses at Imperial College. This includes courses on the history of western art from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century, Understanding Modern and Design, the history of film and cinema and Greek and Roman mythology in art. We also run practical courses in art and photography and creative writing classes, and a growing programme of science based evening classes.
Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be sent to the the Manager for Evening Class Studies, Dr Michael Paraskos, at email@example.com