Start time: 10:00
End time: 12:00
Event Short Description
The Dinosaur Sculptures of Crystal Palace. A talk by Aaron Hunter
Explore the World’s first dinosaur models hidden in a south London park. Created in 1850s, we will look into the history and science behind these Grade I listed architectural structures. Palaeontologists began a journey to discover how these extinct animals from the deep past looked. We will explore how the professors and fossil hunters such as Mary Anning and Gideon Mantell found the fossils and created reconstructions – even dining inside one of the massive models for a New Year’s Eve party in 1853. We will see how today’s scientists think these animals actually might have looked.
Aaron is a professional scientist and researcher with the University of Cambridge. He has a passion for archaeology, history, architecture and history of art, and looks at the interface between the arts and sciences.
Adult: Visitors £10 donation
Child Age Limit:
Concession Details: Free to members of the Arts Society
Name: The Arts Society Steyning
The Steyning Centre,, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3XZ