Alt. Vibes Online Festival

‘Alt. Vibes! A Spring in the step around Roehampton’ is a University of Roehampton, Wandsworth Council and community supported initiative funded by the Research England Strategic Priorities Fund. In lieu of a planned parade through Alton Estate and the University of Roehampton campus, this is an online performance featuring university partner the World Heart Beat Read More…

Primate Behaviour and Cognition: Lockdown isolation making you feel more stressed? Listen to a chimpanzee’s advice

In third year module Primate Behaviour & Cognition, students study primate behaviour as a window into the function of behaviour and our own evolutionary history. This week we are featuring a blog post by Niamh McIntosh. Niamh’s bio: I am a third-year student from Kent. I have very much enjoyed studying anthropology at Roehampton University Read More…

How might differences in individual foraging specialisation influence the effect of these environmental changes on primate populations?

In our Master of Research in Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conversation, students acquire a good knowledge of the major areas of primate biology, behaviour and conservation, and of current debates and approaches in the discipline. This week we are featuring a literature review by Anna Cryer. Anna’s bio: I’m a master’s student on the MRes Read More…

CRESIDA seminar by Dr Giovanna Capponi on the multiple meanings of wild boar in central Italy

On 4 February 2021, Dr Giovanna Capponi from the University of Roehampton and CEFRES/Charles University in Prague presented a webinar in the CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘What does a wild boar mean to different people? Managing human-wildlife conflicts in Central Italy’. Abstract Wild boars, increasing in numbers and even in size, have been recently at Read More…

Spotlight on… Todd C. Rae

Position: Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in California, Todd completed his PhD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University) in 1993.  Following his PhD, he held a position as a Kalbfleish Research Fellow in Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History Read More…

The anthropology of hairlessness

In our first year Key Skills in Anthropology module, students are introduced to the fundamental academic skills necessary to succeed in university and post-university employment. As part of the course, students are asked to write an essay on the topic of hair from a social and biological anthropological perspective. This week we are featuring an Read More…