Rock paper scissors

Life and Environmental Sciences
Tuesday 12th December 2017 (10:00) - Tuesday 27th March 2018 (17:00)
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Jon Clatworthy, Director of the Lapworth Museum of Geology


The Lapworth Museum of Geology is proud to host, Rock paper scissors, a temporary exhibition created by students at King Edwards VI High School. 

What will happen to our planet in the name of progress?
Will over population lead to further war and famine?
Do we have the resolve and the time to reverse the damage?
Is this possible in a world of expanding consumerism?
Will our nature eventually lead to our own destruction?
How long will we remain as a species?
The students at King Edward VI High School have been considering how human evolution has impacted our world; mankind competing and manipulating natural resources for our own means, has had and will continue to have a profound effect on our environment.

Through scientific and industrial revolutions the last 500 years has seen this human impact rapidly accelerate, reaching a point where we now possess the capability to destroy millions of years of evolution.

It is impossible to visit the Lapworth Museum without thinking about our relationship with our planet and our responsibilities to it. Inspired by their many visits to this Museum, our students have explored the human condition and our nature as a species.

Themes such as pollution, conflict, consumerism and food have been investigated and work consists of traditional observational studies, abstract three dimensional forms, self-portraiture and landscape studies.