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Re-packing UCL´s Magic Lantern Slides

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:30:41 +0000

As my time working with UCL’s lantern slides draws to a close, I thought I’d reflect on some of the things I’ve discovered over the past few weeks. (To learn what lantern slides are, and why UCL has accumulated thousands of them, click here). The majority of  the slides in the UCL Science and Engineering [...]


Specimen of the Week: Week 146

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:58 +0000

Dean Veall here. This week it is I who am bringing you specimen of the week and I have the great pleasure of bringing you specimen 146! Huzzah. But can it really have been seven whole weeks since I last shared a specimen with you?  In my role of Learning and Access Officer I have [...]


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 [...]