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History, revival and hidden gems of the Lapworth Museum of Geology

A seminar by Aerona Moore, Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham holds the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands region. Dating back to 1880, it is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK. Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects of both scientific and historical importance.

This talk will reveal the Museums fascinating history and its transformational redevelopment which has solidified it as a centre of excellence for academic research, teaching, public engagement and outreach for local and wider communities. Explore some of the Museums hidden gems, favourite objects and the fascinating stories they tell. Hear about the influential geologists who have contributed to the Museum's collections and our exciting future plans.

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Date Thursday, 23 March 2023
Time 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Audience Career advisers,Future students,Parents,Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Seminar
Online and in-person
LocationBenson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) and via Zoom.
Contact NameMatt Druce

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