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History & The Arts 

Fossil evidence for evolution

Although Darwin was originally disappointed by the evidence provided by the fossil record, subsequent work has more than borne out his theories, explains Peter Skelton.

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History & The Arts 

Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have been shaped by the work of Richard Owen in this review of Gowan Dawson's Dickens, Dinosaurs, and Design in Victorian Literature and Culture 44.4

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonics is an earth sciences topic that attracts a good deal of interest, given that it a topic very often featured in popular science programmes on TV and radio. It is a subject that has strong visual appeal. In this 15-hour free course the coverage is self-contained, up to date and is written in a way that will be accessible to those with interest and motivation, all the more so for those who have some pre-existing scientific understanding.

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15 hrs
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Nature & Environment 

Darwin Now: Musing on evolution

The Grant Museum nestles on the site of Darwin’s London home. Its treasures offer windows on our evolutionary past but also present stark messages for biodiversity today.

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5 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

Breaking Science: Darwin, evolution & natural selection...

How Darwin's theories became accepted, palaeontology provides evidence of natural selection, and dinosaurs – an accident in selection.

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30 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

My Favourite Fossil: Amanda Kier

Amanda Kier, researcher assistant producer for Fossil Detectives, recalls how she became interested in fossils.

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5 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

My Favourite Fossil: Phil Manning

Phil Manning, lecturer and research fellow, recalls his first fossil find.

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5 mins
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Nature & Environment 

What, no elephants?

Bob Spicer in Lucknow reflects on a violent past, a promising academic future and prohibitions on elephantine access.

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Nature & Environment 

People Like Me: Claire

Who studies science? We talk to students and graduates - and meet Claire

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Science, Maths & Technology 

People Like Me: Nizar

Who studies science? We talk to students and graduates - and meet Nizar

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Nature & Environment 

People Like Me: Andrew

Who studies science? We talk to students and graduates - and meet Andrew

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