Why Dinosaurs Matter

Univeristy of Birmingham School
Wednesday 12 April 2017 (17:00-18:00)

0121 4148904


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Professor Ken Lacovara - Photo by Robert Clark

 'Why Dinosaurs Matter'

From placid plant-eaters to menacing meat-eaters, from fiendishly fast runners to those that were sluggishly slow, dinosaurs were hugely adaptable. But ultimately, though no fault of their own, they were wiped out in the blink of an eye.

Join Professor Ken Lacovara, discoverer of the mighty 65 ton Dreadnoughtus schrani, and TV Presenter and UoB’s Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Professor Alice Roberts, to discover why we should study the ancient past.

Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture from 4.30pm.

This event is free, but registration is mandatory.  Please register using the link above.

This lecture also forms part of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain’s (PESGB) Stoneley Lecture Series, and the speaker is the headliner for PESGB’s GEOLiteracy Festival 2017.

The Keith Palmer Lecture Series was established to promote the “public understanding of natural science” by a distinguished invited speaker for a not only-University audience.  The events featured in the series are widely publicised both within and outside the University community, and are on a relevant topic of public interest with an audience drawn from a wide range of groups across the Midlands. 

The Stoneley Lecture Series was established in 2011 with the aim of addressing geological topics of contemporary interest that will inspire public interest.

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