University of Oxford Museum of Natural History

Tales from the river bank: Thames gravel pit mammals Today, the River Thames is vital to millions of people and animals. During the Pleistocene epoch, 240,000-34,000 years ago, numerous familiar and unfamiliar mammals populated its banks and surrounding areas, from huge mammoths to roe deer, prowling bears to herds of bison. Come and find out […]

University of Bristol
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  An insight into the current research being conducted at the University of Bristol, displaying some of the latest findings in palaeontology from one of the world’s top departments. Experts from the University will be on hand to answer any and all palaeo-related questions, happy to talk about the life of a scientist. Interactive games […]

Dinosaurs Rediscovered! How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History – Michael J. Benton – Saturday 2nd May – 11.00am – Marine Theatre

Mike Benton has been a leading figure in dinosaur research all through his career, and he has made contributions in four areas. He was the first to propose in 1983 that dinosaurs exploded onto the scene 230 million years ago following an extinction event, and this model for dinosaur origins has received fresh support in […]

Humble beginnings: the origin and early evolution of dinosaurs – Paul Barrett – Sunday 3rd May – 11.00am – Marine Theatre

Paul Barrett – Natural History Museum. Dinosaurs are justly famous for their huge sizes and total domination of Jurassic and Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems. However, they started their evolutionary journey as small, rare animals that were overshadowed by our own early ancestors and other earlier-appearing reptile groups. Until recently, palaeontologists had relatively information on dinosaur origins, […]

One Man’s Rubbish is Another Man’s Treasure! – Marine Theatre – Friday 1st May – 7pm

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, “One Man’s Rubbish is Another Man’s Treasure” is a musical collaboration brought to you by the Lyme Regis Development Trust, B Sharp, The Woodroffe School, St Michael’s Primary School and Mountjoy School. Working with geologist Jim Thomas, coordinator Dot Wood and story teller Martin Maudsley, students have created songs […]

Festival Market

Here you can browse and buy incredible fossils, both real and chocolate!  Fossil art, jewellery fashioned from seashore finds and Jurassic Coast inspired T-shirts! There will also be food stalls here to keep you fed and watered.

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