TEL: 01305 262735

Wednesday 8th November 2017

From 19:00 until 20:00

Venue: Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA

Geology Revealed: Making of a Dinosaur Icon - The life and times of Dippy the Diplodocus 

By Prof Paul Barrett

A replica of the iconic North American Jurassic dinosaur Diplodocus, “Dippy” moved out of the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall in January 2017. The story of how this amazing specimen reached the museum involves the world’s richest man, a prince and was intertwined with the development of early dinosaur science. In addition to its historic interest, Dippy is also a focus for current science that is being done on Diplodocus and its relatives, pushing at the boundaries of what we know about these amazing animals.

Professor Paul Barrett is an RCUK Merit Researcher based at the Natural History Museum in London. He is a specialist on dinosaur evolution and biology, with particular interests in feeding, locomotion and dinosaurs from the UK, southern Africa and China.  Prior to joining the Natural History Museum he held research positions at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.  He is the author of more than 150 scientific articles on dinosaurs and appears frequently in the press to talk about new discoveries.

This event is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.


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Geology Revealed: Making of a Dinosaur Icon by Prof Paul Barrett