Here be Sea Dragons! Join palaeontologist Dean Lomax as he takes us through 200 years of fossil discovery, from the first discovery of an ichthyosaur fossil in the 1800’s, to Dean’s leading role in the excavation of one of the greatest finds in British palaeontological history: the 10-metre long ‘Rutland Sea Dragon’. Hear how Dean has followed in the footsteps of pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning and watch a short film about her extraordinary life and the battles she faced as a 19th-century female scientist.

This is a family event and suitable for ages 7+.

Books from the speakers in this event

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Prehistoric PetsDinosaurs - 10 Things You Should Know
Locked in Time - Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils


Helix Theatre

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