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19th December 2018 - Geoff Kirby

The Wonderful World of
Non-Dimensional Number Groups

With the aid of three golf balls and a potato Geoff will demonstrate the fundamental principle behind Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity as well as showing how wind turbines are designed, why the wind whistles through overhead power cables, why cars are shaped the way they are and how to stop your coffee slopping out of the cup whilst carrying it through a jolting railway carriage.

16th January 2019 - Steve Etches

Stories from Deep Time - The Etches Collection

It was long thought that the local Kimmeridgian clays had little to yield by way of evidence via well-preserved fossils. A belief that was changed by the amazing discoveries of Steve Etches, local to Kimmeridge, fossil collector and expert who over the last 30 years, has discovered, collected and researched over 2,300 incredible late Jurassic Kimmeridgian specimens.

An achievement that has resulted in a collection of the most extensive and finest fossil specimens ever found in the Kimmeridgian Clay Formation.

The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life is the result of Steve’s passion. Over 35 years of discovery and diligent research, dogged determination not just to find and collect specimens, but also to bring to life the amazing stories of the creatures that existed in the Kimmeridgian age.

Stories from Deep time is a look at some of the amazing specimens within the collection and the fascinating stories behind each one.