Museum of Natural History Highlights
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
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
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.