Mary Anning

On the 21st May 1799 a baby girl was born to Richard Anning and Molly Moore in the seaside town of Lyme Regis, Dorset. She was named Mary Anning and was one of ten children in the family, but would later become one of only two surviving children. From a young age, Mary was unusual [...]

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Plesiosaur Man!

Geology Matters roaming reporters caught up with Dr Adam Smith, the Natural Science Curator at the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, to discuss his journey into his current job and his key interest, plesiosaurs. What is your background? I have always been interested in fossils and dinosaurs from a very early age and knew that I [...]

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