Reporter 439, 27 September 1999


Professor Neill Alexander has carried out world-leading research on dinosaurs

The mysteries of dinosaursí complex love lives are among the many aspects of the terrible lizardsí time on earth revealed by the biology departmentís Professor Neill Alexander during his thirty years at the University.

Professor Alexander was head of the pure and applied biology department from 1969-1978 and 1983-1987, after joining the University as Professor of Zoology in 1969.

He has written fifteen books during his career and is a regular contributor and advisor to television, most notably of course, on dinosaurs.

Professor Alexander said the three decades since had been, "a time of enormous change," and added he will still be carrying on his (world-famous) research in retirement.

There will be a celebration lunch and presentation on Friday (October 1).

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