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The F. L. Attenborough Lecture: Unearthing the ‘Rutland Sea Dragon’ – The UK’s Most Complete Jurassic Giant

20 February @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Dr Dean Lomax, Palaeontologist (Visiting Scientist), Author, & Science Communicator. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester.

Palaeontologists working on the Ichthyosaur skeleton found at Rutland Water August 26 2021 Matthew Power Photography 07969 088655 @mpowerphoto

Dr Dean Lomax is an internationally recognised multi-award-winning palaeontologist, author and presenter

Summary: In January 2022, news broke of one of the greatest finds in British palaeontological history, a 10-metre-long giant ichthyosaur found in Rutland. Dubbed the ‘Rutland Sea Dragon’, this remarkable fossil is the largest skeleton of an ichthyosaur, or any prehistoric reptile ever found in the UK. In this fascinating talk, excavation leader and world ichthyosaur expert, Dr Dean Lomax, will take us on a Jurassic journey and talk about the discovery and excavation of this exceptional Jurassic giant.

Attending the lecture: This event is open to both members and non-members to attend in person. The event will also be streamed using Zoom. Unless COVID-19 (or other) restrictions are imposed, it will not be necessary to book in advance. If such restrictions are put in place, then this webpage will be updated with information on how to book.

Members: Members will receive an email about a week before the event providing them with the information required to listen to the lecture using Zoom.

Non-members: Non-members may attend either on Zoom or in-person on payment of £5 (student non-members £3) by booking through EventBrite:



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