DINOSAURS! of Victorian London

London_-_Crystal_Palace_-_Victorian_Dinosaurs_1This is part of wider “Strange Creatures After Hours” events 16 March-27 June 2015.

The Crystal Palace dinosaur models were unveiled in 1854 and took the world by storm starting the original Dinomania. Join historian of science and Strange Creatures co-curator Professor Joe Cain as he shares how these models, still on display today, were important in shaping the public’s perceptions of dinosaurs. This adult event is followed by free drinks reception and a private view of the Strange Creatures exhibition.

Tuesday 23rd June 6:30-9pm J.Z. Young lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

This event is free and there is no need to book.

The night owls amongst you can join the bats, aardvarks, hedgehogs and other nocturnal specimens to enjoy Strange Creatures After Hours. Animals have been presented in bizarre and the incredible ways, come take another look at the natural world with our film night, late opening, open mic night, talks and drawing sessions.

Information was sourced from Victorian Society’s events newsletter. The Victorian Society also runs lots of London talks and events, along with some interesting and oversubscribed historic London pub crawls, ostensibly to look at architecture but I’m sure some beer gets consumed.

Mark Norris

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