TALKS AND MUSIC | LYME REGIS FOSSIL FESTIVAL | FRIDAY 3 MAY – SUNDAY 5 MAY

Enjoy one of Dorset’s largest science festivals, with the main events here at the Marine. Find out all about the amazing Jurassic Coast with specialist talks, walks and incredible interactive activities. For more information on the whole festival please visit its website here.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND MARINE CURRENT ISSUES
FRIDAY 3 MAY

Owen Day describes marine protection in the Lyme Bay and the Caribbean, while Julia Hailes MBE asks the question, have the public gone bonkers about plastics?

7 P.M. £8 advance and on the door

THE PALAEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY
SATURDAY 4 MAY

Maria McNamara gives a whirlwind tour of geological time and spectacular fossils, while illustrating prehistoric animals is the topic for artist James McKay.

12 P.M. Free Entry

STORYTELLER WITH WOODROFFE STUDENT STORIES
SATURDAY 4 MAY

Join Bridport-based Martin Maudsley to uncover the magical stories behind Colpexies’ Fingers, Snakestones, and Fairy Loaves.

1:30 P.M. and 2:45 P.M. Free Entry

THE GREAT DEBATE: CAUSES OF THE BINDON LANDSLIP
SATURDAY 4 MAY AND SUNDAY 5 MAY

Teachers Ian Wood, Julia Lamb Wilson, and John Haylock alongside geologist Richard Edmonds and Woodroffe School students debate the causes and effects of the 1839 event.

2 P.M. on 4 May and 12 noon on 5 May. Free Entry

BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY
SATURDAY 4 MAY

Huw Griffiths and Cath Waller discuss microplastics in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

3:30 P.M. Free Entry

EVOLUTION ROCKS
SATURDAY 4 MAY

Local young people from B Sharp, Woodroffe School, and Mrs Ethelston’s Primary Academy entertain with original music inspired by the theme of evolution.

7 P.M. £8 advance and on the door

LAURA CHATTON AND HER HARRIS HAWK
SUNDAY 5 MAY

This is a talk about how birds have descended from dinosaurs, with a live harris hawk in attendance.

1 P.M. Free entry

THE GREAT LANDSLIDE
SUNDAY 5 MAY

Geologist Richard Edmonds describes the formation of Goat Island and the Chasm.

2 P.M. Free entry

CLOSING FESTIVAL TALK
SUNDAY 5 MAY

Sir Ghillean Prance, former director of Kew and Richard Lane, former Director of Science at the Natural History Museum host a discussion on ‘thinking like a scientist’.

3 P.M. Free Entry

 

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.