Doors open 10am for TOKE’S Coffee Bar
NB TOKE’S Coffee Bar is only open between each event. The doors to the school hall are closed while events are in progress and there is no admission to hall or Pop-up Coffee Bar until the event ends.
A morning for ages from seven up:
Michael J. Benton goes behind the scenes on exhibitions and in museum laboratories to explore how new technologies reveal secrets locked in prehistoric bones and how palaeontologists read the details of the lives of dinosaurs from fossils – their colours, their growth, feeding and locomotion, how they sensed the world, and whether we will ever be able to bring them back to life.
‘This book…is the movement from something being uncovered to something being understood.’ Scotsman
‘I defy anyone who is, like me, a non-scientist to read it and not feel a sense of wonder at what palaeontologists now understand.’ Tom Holland Guardian
Michael J. Benton Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology and head of Palaeobiology Research Group at the University of Bristol, identified by the Centre for World University Rankings as the top palaeontology research group in the world, was a consultant on the BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs and is the founder of an education programme to take palaeontology into schools. He regularly offers media comment on new dinosaur discovery and has written more than fifty books, including When Life Nearly Died.