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Hippos in the Cam, mammoths at Barnwell – Ice Age Cambridge?

When Sep 22, 2017
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Tilley Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 333442
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Earth Sciences alumni are warmly invited to join us for a talk by the Sedgwick Museum’s Douglas Palmer on Friday 22 September at 4:30pm. The talk will be followed by a private view and drinks reception in the Sedgwick Museum, 5:15-6:00pm. This event forms part of the Alumni Festival 2017.

Hippos in the Cam, mammoths at Barnwell – Ice Age Cambridge?

For over 200 years, the bones and teeth of elephants, rhinos, hippos, bison, bear, giant deer, lion etc have been found around Cambridge. The deposits that contain them have been recognized as belonging to a geologically recent ‘Ice Age’.  

Introducing the Sedgwick Museum’s new ‘Ice Age’ exhibition, telling the remarkable story of how climate change impacted upon life and the environment of Cambridge during the latter part of the ‘Ice Age’.

Douglas Palmer is a science writer and part-time communications officer for the Sedgwick Museum and was previously a lecturer in palaeontology at Trinity College Dublin.

Barrington Hippo Tooth 


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