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In October and November you can celebrate William Smith, develop your taxidermy skills, discover more about the Oxford dodo and experiment at Super Science Saturday
Museum of Natural History Super Science Saturday

Take the opportunity to view the Dodo’s only organic remains

Handwritten in Stone

Special exhibition | 9 October 2015-31 January 2016 | Upper East Gallery

A bicentenary exhibition to celebrate William Smith and his publication of the first geological map of England and Wales. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Map that Changed the World

Lecture | Tuesday 13 October | 6-7pm

Best-selling author Simon Winchester shares the extraordinary story of the father of English geology, William Smith. Part of the Handwritten in Stone exhibition programme.

Book at: bit.ly/mnhevents

Museum of Natural History The Oxford Dodo

Geology of the Cotswolds

Day school field trip | Saturday 24 October | 9am-5pm

Explore the geology of the Cotswolds and the legacy of William Smith, author of the world’s first stratigraphic map, with Professor Paul Smith.

£65 | Book at: bit.ly/mnhevents

Taxidermy Workshops

Saturday 14 November / Sunday 15 November 10am-5pm

Learn to prepare your own taxidermy bird under the expert tuition of professional taxidermist Derek Frampton (UK Guild of Taxidermists) One-day workshop; four places on each date.

£175 including specimen, materials and lunch | Book at: bit.ly/mnhevents

The Oxford Dodo

Debate | Wednesday 18 November 5.30-6.30pm

Join an interdisciplinary panel to discuss the life and legacy of this famous creature and take the opportunity to view the Dodo’s only organic remains. Crèche available for children.

Info and booking: torch.ox.ac.uk/dodo

Super Science Saturday

Special event | Saturday 28 November 12-4pm

Investigate, experiment and discover the ground beneath your feet at our big Science Saturdays bonanza.




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