Andrew Smith is the former Chairman and one of the founding members of the British Tarantula Society. He has also been a Research Associate of the Natural History Museum London and Scientific Fellow of the London Zoological Society. Born in 1955, he has worked as an archaeological photographer, movie screen writer and for many years a school teacher – before becoming a science demonstrator. He is also a very enthusiastic amateur arachnologist, lecturer, writer, traveller and natural history film maker. Andrew Smith is author of the classic tarantula books, The Tarantula ID Guide, Baboon Spiders and Tarantulas of the USA & Mexico.
More recently he has returned back to movie screenwriting – and is co-owner of the download book and documentary website – lovetarantulas.com
18 th. October 2014.
Lecture and dinner
The British Tarantula Society lecture in Budapest
|Ray Hale||Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace: Two minds, one theory|
|Stuart Longhorn||Tarantulas of Mexico and nearby, focused on Brachypelma|
|Peter Kirk||The Spiders Of Borneo|
|Richard Gallon||The Diversity of Africa's Tarantulas|
|Ray Gabriel||Tarantulas of Panama and Nicaragua|
|Andrew Smith||1641 - The Year Tropical Tarantulas Arrived in Europe|