Expert or enthusiast, young or old, everyone welcome to the Abingdon Science Partnership Christmas lecture on Wednesday 13 December at 7pm in the Amey Theatre. 

With Jurassic World 2 set to be released next year, palaeontologist and fossil detective Dean Lomax takes us on a journey back to the amazing British finds that sparked the original dinomania in the 1800s. From the 'invention' of dinosaurs to the great granddad of T. rex, he reveals British dinosaur and ichthyosaur discoveries, including recent identification of new species and some incredibly rare finds.

Dean Lomax is an internationally recognised multi-award-winning palaeontologist, science communicator and author. He is an authority on dinosaurs in the UK, author of the definitive guide to British dinosaurs, and frequent expert on radio and TV.

Dean has travelled the globe and worked on many fascinating projects from excavating dinosaurs in the American West, to describing new species of extinct marine reptiles and winning a gold medal for excellence in science. A visiting scientist at the University of Manchester, Dean is passionate about communicating palaeontology with the public and regularly appears on television, including as series advisor and recurring on-screen expert presenter for ITV’s Dinosaur Britain. He has written two books, numerous scientific papers, and many popular articles. Dean is also the patron of the UK Association of Fossil Hunters (UKAFH).

Tickets: Adults £5 Children £3 (family tickets also available) via the Amey Theatre online booking system.

Abingdon Science Partnership in conjunction with the Abingdon ATOM Festival of Science and Technology 2018.

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