The Relevance of Virgin Queen Tooting and Quacking

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  1. Maria says:

    Hi, I’ve only recently heard about the Central. I’m more interested in the webinars/video lectures than in the written ones. I’m aware that there are only a handful of them on the Central YouTube channel. So I was wondering if I could have access to past webinars and recorded lectures? I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Regards.

    • simonwilks says:

      Hello Maria,

      Thank you for your question, and your interest.

      Until very recently, we’ve only produced booklets. These are based on a selection of talks, and are usually prepared after the event, to give time for additional material and corrections to be added and, in many cases, for the research on which they are based to be published in a journal first. Because our speakers are practicing scientists, they’ll often be talking about findings that haven’t yet been peer-reviewed, and what they can publish is often constrained by academic conventions, and courtesy to their colleagues.

      During the pandemic, we’ve been having virtual lectures and recording some of them. But we haven’t done many of those yet, and the same constraints apply to recordings as to the booklets, so we haven’t been able to record them all, or establish anything like a library yet. Some of the talks, in addition, have been hosted in collaboration with other organisations, such as the National Honey Show and BeeCraft, who may record and publish them separately (e.g. see

      However, where we can, we will publish recordings on our YouTube channel (we’ve added another today), and if you subscribe to that, you can opt to receive notifications of when we do.

      In future, we will continue to publish booklets, and hope to resume our ‘live’ events as soon as we can. We have experimented with recording live events in the past, but the results have been mixed, so I can’t promise we’ll continue with that, but we’ll try to do what we can.

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