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Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: July 2014

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00:44 +0000

I’ll be honest with you reader, I’m totally phoning in this month’s underwhelming fossil fish of the month. When I pulled last month’s underwhelming fossil fish out of the drawer it looked to me like a small but slender mandible which I lazily attributed to the fish Saurichthys. I then wrote what I can only [...]

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What remains to talk about? Human bodies on display

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:50:55 +0000

I’ve recently returned from holiday in Cascais, near Lisbon in Portugal, which was for the most part a fairly relaxing break. For the most part. There was the small matter of a rather lengthy complaint furiously scribbled into a comments book at one particular museum we visited and my husband being subjected to an in-depth [...]

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A year in Show’n'Tell

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:30:47 +0000

Dean Veall here. This year we have given researchers from across UCL the chance to rummage through our drawers and delve into our cupboards as part of a brand new series of lunch time events, Show’n'Tell. The researchers had one task, to  find just one object out of our 68,000 to show audiences and tell [...]

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UCL Special Collections

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK