Object of the Month - Archive 

Each month we present a short video showcasing an object from the Lapworth Museum collection.

Previous objects include the following

object of the month; a fathead ammoniteLiparoceras cheltiense ammonite

Mike Hermolle, long-term volunteer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, describes a Liparoceras cheltiense or 'Fathead' ammonite he has chosen for his Object of the Month.
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object of the month; portland screw snail shell fossilPortland Screw snail shell fossil

Ellen, receptionist at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, describes her choice of a Portland Screw snail shell fossil as Object of the Month.
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object of the month; Sauropod femurSauropod femur

Richard, Academic Keeper at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, describes his choice of a fantastic Jurassic dinosaur bone as Object of the Month.
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Lapworth's notebook - Object of the MonthLapworth's notebook

Derren, a PhD student in structural geology, describes his choice of one of Charles Lapworth's field notebooks as Object of the Month at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
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object of the month; smilodonSmilodon skull

Anna, Learning and Community Development Officer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, describes the skull of a Smilodon, or sabre-toothed cat.
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object of the month; lava bombLava bomb

Jay, Visitor Services Assistant at the Museum, describes his choice of a lava bomb from a New Zealand volcano as Object of the Month at the Lapworth Museum of Geology
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object of the month; gypsumGypsum crystal

Jack, a Geology PhD student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, describes his choice of a spectacular piece of gypsum crystal as Object of the Month at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
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object of the month; fossil trackwaysFossil trackways

Daniel, an MSci undergraduate student studying Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments, describes this fossil trackway, his choice as Object of the Month from the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
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Pyrite - Object of the MonthPyrite

Dave, an undergraduate Geology and Geography student, describes his choice of the mineral pyrite as Object of the Month.
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object of the month; mammoth toothMammoth tooth

Olivia, a volunteer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology here at the University of Birmingham, describes her choice of a 40,000 year old woolly mammoth tooth for the Museum's Object of the Month
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object of the month; Flexible SandstoneFlexible sandstone

Ashley, a volunteer from Bishop Vesey's grammar school, describes this flexible sandstone, his choice as Object of the Month.
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Object of the month; Pahoehoe lavaPahoehoe lava

William, a third year Geology and Geography student, talks about his choice of the Object of the Month - a volcanic rock specimen from Mt Meru in Tanzania.
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Object of the month; Carbonaceous chondriteCarbonaceous chondrite - Allende meteorite

Celine, a work experience student from King Edward School for Girls in Edgbaston, describes her choice of Lapworth Museum Object of the Month
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Object of the month; Marie Sklodowska Curie speechHonorary Doctorate speech given for Marie Sklodowska Curie

Olivia, a volunteer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology here at the University of Birmingham, describes her choice of Object of the Month - a transcript of the speech given when Marie Sklodowska Curie was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Birmingham in 1913.
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Object of the month; Rutile in QuartzRutile in Quartz - TiO2 in SiO2

Location unknown
Celine, a work experience student from King Edward School for Girls in Edgbaston, describes her choice of Lapworth Museum Object of the Month
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Object of the month; Hemicyclaspis murchisoniHemicyclaspis murchisoni

Dudley, UK
Plamen, PhD student within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, talks about his choice of the Object of the Month
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Object of the month; The Odessa MeteoriteThe Odessa Meteorite

Ector County, Texas, U.S.A.
Carrie - a work experience student - talks about her choice of the Odessa Meteorite as the Object of the Month for the Lapworth Museum of Geology
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Object of the month; Crotalocephalus trilobiteCrotalocephalus sp. trilobite

Morocco
Katie, Assistant Curator. Lapworth Museum of Geology, talks about her choice of the Object of the Month
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Object of the month; Charles Lapworth's microscope

Charles Lapworth's microscope

Emma, a student from University of Melbourne, talks about her choice of object of the month.
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Fossilised pine cone - Object of the MonthPinus yorkshirensis - Fossilised pine cone

Ben Slater from the University of Birmingham talks about his choice of object of the month.
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Object of the month; Fred Shotton's Normandy mapsShotton Normandy landings map

Carrie - a work experience student -  talks about her choice of object of the month.
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