Oxford University Museum of Natural History holds an internationally significant collection of natural history specimens and archives. It is home to a lively program of research, teaching, and events focused on the sciences of the natural environment.
Richard I. Vane-Wright is an entomologist and taxonomist who has been associated with London’s Natural History Museum for nearly sixty years. A specialist on butterflies, he retired from the museum in 2004 as Keeper of the Department of Entomology. He is the author of three books, most recently Butterflies: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior, and he is involved with biodiversity conservation and local entomological projects.