Is having a good parent more important than having good genes? Raising offspring is normally far more demanding than producing them. We will examine factors that control parental behaviours in animals and how parents can have profound influences on almost every aspect of their offspring's behaviour, including their 'likes' and 'dislikes' and even what sort of parents they will become.

All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats:
Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website.

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