Hippos in the Cam, mammoths at Barnwell – Ice Age Cambridge?

Hippos in the Cam, mammoths at Barnwell – Ice Age Cambridge?

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  • A hippopotamus tooth found at Barrington
    A hippopotamus tooth found at Barrington
For over 200 years, the bones and teeth of elephants, rhinos, hippos, bison, bears, giant deer and lions have been found around Cambridge. Douglas Palmer introduces the Sedgwick Museum’s new ‘Ice Age’ exhibition and tells the remarkable story of how climate change impacted upon life.
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 4.30pm to 6.00pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Science and technology, Museums and collections
Capacity: 
100

Introducing the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences’ new ‘Ice Age’ exhibition: bones and teeth found in deposits dating from a geologically recent ice age that tell the remarkable story of how climate change impacted upon life and the environment of Cambridge during the latter part of the ice age. 

Running order

  • 4.30pm — Talk in the Tilley Lecture Theatre
  • 5.15pm — Private view of the exhibition and reception in the Museum
Meeting point: 
Main entrance, Department of Earth Sciences

Speakers

Douglas Palmer

Douglas Palmer is a science writer specialising in fossil evolution and geology and was a lecturer in palaeontology at Trinity College Dublin. He's also part-time communications officer for the Sedgwick Museum.

Booking information

A supplementary charge of £5 applies to this event.

Price: 
£5.00

Contact

Alison Holroyd
Tel: 
+44 (0)1223 333442

Location

Department of Earth Sciences
Downing Street
Cambridge
United Kingdom

Accessibility

We regret that there is no wheelchair access to the Museum. There is a lift in the Department for those that have difficulty walking up stairs.