Why Sharks Matter

Join marine conservation biologist Dr. David Shiffman for a fun and engaging talk on the world's most misunderstood predator — sharks! Find out about the latest research into shark science and conservation.


Dr David Shiffman, author of the new and acclaimed Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive, hosts a fun and engaging talk about the future of shark science and conservation. There will also be the opportunity for you to ask him your own questions too.

This event is suitable for adults and teenagers.

Entry is free, no booking required.


About the speaker:

Dr Schiffman and a colleague on board a white boat, pinning down a shark they have captured for research purposes.

Dr David Shiffman is an interdisciplinary marine conservation biologist whose research focuses on the ecology and conservation of chondrichthyan fishes. Using cutting-edge interdisciplinary methods, Dr Shiffman is able to answer policy-relevant questions about threatened species of public concern. He is a member of the IUCN Red list Shark Specialist Group.


Accessibility information:


Wheelchair accessible? Yes
Hearing loops? Yes
Seating? Yes
Refreshments? No
Flashing lights? No
Loud noises? No


For more information, please visit our accessibility webpage, or contact Chris Jarvis (chris.jarvis@oum.ox.ac.uk).