Peter Verdon made Fellow of the Linnean Society of London

Regent's Natural Sciences lecturer Peter Verdon was recently made a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London at a ceremony at Burlington House.

The Linnean Society was founded in 1788 and is famous for the joint meeting of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace in 1858, outlining the theory of evolution through natural selection.

The Society aims to promote the study of all aspects of the biological sciences, with particular emphasis on evolution, taxonomy, biodiversity and sustainability. Through awarding medals and grants, the Society acknowledges and encourages excellence in all of these fields.