GSNZ Otago branch talk

5:00 PM

Benson Common Room, Geology Department, University of Otago and Zoom
GSNZ Branch event

History, Revival and Hidden Gems of the Lapworth Museum of Geology with Aerona Moore, Deputy Director - Learning and Public Engagement, Lapworth Museum of Geology

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.

This talk will take place in person in the Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building) AND will be available live on Zoom at the following link:

Contact: Jack Williams