The catalogue to the Sedgwick Club Archive is now available to discover online on the ‘Archives Hub’ – a gateway to the documentary heritage of over 300 academic institutions across the UK. Read the article here.
Scientists have found evidence of dinosaur behaviour which they say links them even closer to birds. Adam Page from Cambridge TV has been speaking to our Curator Dr David Norman to find out more. Watch the interview here.
A hundred years ago, John Mann Wordie was one of Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition team rescued from Elephant Island, off the coast of Antarctica, following the sinking of their ship Endurance. Wordie (St John’s College 1910 – 62) was Shackleton’s geologist and although he never set foot on Antarctica he found an unusual source of geological information: stones found in penguin stomachs.
Dr David Norman talks all things dinosaurs on Cambridge TV - see the interview here
One of the Museum's star objects, Iggy the Iguanadon, has received some new attention recently, being made a part of the University of Cambridge Animal Alphabet Series and our curator Dr David Norman being interviewed by Cambridge TV. For more information click here, and for the interview click here.
In a reversal of Shakespeare’s famous finale to his melancholic monologue on the ‘Seven ages of Man - sans teeth, sans eyes…’ a most ancient fossil, appropriately named Hallucigenia has now been found to possess teeth and eyes, albeit of a primitive kind. Read More...
Fortunately, the evidence for seasnakes living 50 miles from London in the Thames Estuary is not something to worry about. The single backbone recently found on the foreshore of the Isle of Sheppey is 50 million years old and was washed out of the local London Clay deposits, which are of Eocene age. Read more...
University of Cambridge Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.
The new picture of metallic core solidification in the asteroid provide clues about the magnetic field and iron-rich core of Earth. Full press article here
Visitors can now get up close and personal with one of the Sedgwick Museum’s most spectacular objects, our Tyrannosaurus rex skull cast.