Tim's main current research interest is in the mechanisms of spatial cognition in animals
Studying Biology at Merton
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is on our doorstep - in the words of its Director, Timothy Walker, "Holding tutorials in the Botanic Garden means that the words in the scientific papers come to life and in just one hour the students and tutor can travel together through the biology of the world and touch the world of biology. This cannot be achieved in any other way."
Merton funds the costs of the compulsory first year field trip to Orielton.
Distinguished biologists associated with the College include Niko Tinbergen, who shared the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Karl von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz for their discoveries concerning the organisation and elicitation of individual and social behaviour patterns in animals; and Richard Southwood, Linacre Chair of Zoology 1979-1993, who went on to take up the Vice-Chancellorship of the University.