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Saturday opening of Megalosaurus Month

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This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 24th Feb 2024

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An exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the first scientific description of a non-avian dinosaur, the Megalosaurus -- will be open on one Saturday.

Standing at over two metres tall and approximately seven metres long, the replica is a life-sized model of an adult Megalosaurus – or rather a reconstruction of what palaeontologists think it would have looked like, as a complete skeleton has not been found.

In the Lower Library and the Lyell Room, you will find several exhibits that complement the replica and tell the story of the dinosaur’s discovery. They include the cast of the jaw made by Buckland himself, and which was once part of the Society’s object collections, along with some of the original fossils excavated from the quarry in Stonesfield.

In the Gertrude Elles room, immediately adjacent to the Upper Library, you will find a recreation of Buckland’s teaching room in the old Ashmolean Museum. It is based on a lithograph, which Buckland himself commissioned.

Although the artist Nathaniel Whittock (1791-1860) used quite a bit of artistic license in the print, many of the specimens and images are recognisable and we have recreated them as closely as possible. For others, we have included some of Buckland’s own geological works of the period.


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This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 24th Feb 2024

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2024-02-24 2024-02-24 Europe/London Saturday opening of Megalosaurus Month An exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the 200th anniversary of the first scientific description of a non-avian dinosaur, the Megalosaurus -- will be open on one Saturday. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/02/24/saturday-opening-of-megalosaurus-month-372067 The Geological Society,Burlington House, Piccadilly, London,Piccadilly,London

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The Geological Society,

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London,
Piccadilly,
London,
W1J 0BG

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