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Jurassic Beasts Live, with David and Jan

Jurassic Beasts Live

Giant Plesiosaurs swimming through the tropical waters of Yorkshire and Devon. Ichthyosaurs chasing fish and squid, amongst corals and ammonites. These Jurassic Beasts dominated our seas 200 million years ago.


David and Jan show how these spectacular fossils paint an amazingly detailed picture of the rich Jurassic life that lived in the tropical seas in Britain. They share stories of the discovery of these fossils, how they shaped our understanding of evolution, climate change and extinction and how you can discover these Jurassic Beasts for yourself.


Ice Age Animals Live

Mammoths in Devon, hippos in Cambridge, and lions in Derbyshire. Hard to believe, but these are some of the amazing animals that lived in Britain in the last Ice Age.

Join our Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe and Curator of Natural History at The Box, Plymouth, Jan Freedman to explore these incredible stories.


Jan and David show how Ice Age animals can give us an amazingly detailed pictures of climate change and exotic animals that roamed Britain. They share stories about their trips to the world famous Ice Age site, the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles and talk about the reintroduction of beavers and other Ice Age animals back into Britain today.

Find out more about your favourite Ice Age animals of the Twilight Beasts blog

Jan’s Twitter: @JanFreedman


Dinosaurs with David LIVE 


Manchester Museum’s famous T. rex Stan is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cool dinosaur facts and stories! Join David Gelsthorpe, our Curator of Earth Sciences as he tells these amazing stories and answers your questions.


David reveals how we know that many dinosaurs had feathers from a handful of spectacular fossils, many from China. But surprisingly we have some incredible dinosaurs right here in Britain. David will explore how evidence of Iguanodon bones, dinosaur footprints and fossil plants can paint a vivid picture of Britain 170 million years ago


Manchester Museum has striking evidence of the end of most of the dinosaurs in a rock that shows the exact point where the extinction happened 66 million years ago. But amazingly, some dinosaurs survived and evolved into birds we see today.

David’s Twitter: @PaleoManchester

Jan’s Twitter: @JanFreedman

The Box, Plymouth’s Twitter: @theBoxPlymouth

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