Palaeontological Assosciation talk- Saturday 12pm – 1pm

 Join experts Maria McNamara and James McKay from the Palaeontological Association for a talk on Saturday 4th May from 12pm – 1pm at The Marine Theatre.

Free entry.

‘Becoming a fossil: a whirlwind tour of geological time and spectacular fossils’ by Dr Maria McNamara.  Maria is a Senior Lecturer in Geology at University College Cork. Her research focuses on the preservation of soft tissues in the fossil record.  One of her current interests is the preservation of colour in fossils, and the impact of colour on the evolution of life.
“Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths – Illustrating the Prehistory of the British Isles” by James McKay, University of Leeds.  James is an experienced palaeoartist, whose paintings bring prehistoric creatures and landscapes back to life.  In this talk, he will show how he recreated the entire prehistory of the British Isles in a series of stunning paintings, for an upcoming Palaeontological Association book.
Both talks are suitable for a family audience.