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Community Event / Talk

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Saturday 24 October 2020

A series of thought-provoking and entertaining talks and lectures from world-leading experts in the fields of palaeontology and natural history. See fossilfestival.co.uk for full details. All are free entry with no tickets!

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Starts 11:00 A.M.

10% off for members

Tickets available in person from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres and over the phone on 01297 442138.

Booking fee may apply.

A series of thought-provoking and entertaining talks and lectures from world-leading experts in the fields of palaeontology and natural history. See fossilfestival.co.uk for full details. All are free entry with no tickets!

11 A.M. – 11.50 A.M.

Dinosaurs Rediscovered! How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History – Michael J. Benton

Talking about his new book, Mike has been a leading figure in dinosaur research all through his career, and he has made important contributions in many areas.

12 P.M. – 12:50 P.M.

Plumbing the Depths! Stories from Deep Time – Dr Steve Etches

Steve has become a renowned expert on fossils from the Kimmeridge Clay – here you can learn all about his amazing fossil specimens, their ‘Stories from Deep Time’ and gain understanding of their place in Earth’s history.

1:15 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.

Martin Maudsley – Storyteller

Martin Maudsley is a professional storyteller based in Bridport. His repertoire of stories consists of fresh re-tellings of traditional tales from local legends to magical myths, often combining poetry and music to bring the stories to life!

1:45 P.M. – 2.15 P.M.

Meet Mary Anning!

Mary will be talking to festival goers about her life in Lyme and the amazing discoveries she made.