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Following Captain Cook, and How the Kangaroo Nearly Never Was

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:55:33 +0000

The Grant Museum is extremely excited to be a partner in the National Maritime Museum’s Travelers’ Tails project, which will involve this painting of a kangaroo by George Stubbs – the first ever western painting of Australian wildlife – coming to the Grant in March. Last month I was in Australia on zoological fieldwork. I […]

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Sunshine in Stratford

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:38:26 +0000

Excited about Interstellar, the new sci-fi blockbuster by Christopher Nolan (who, incidentally, is an alumnus and honorary fellow of UCL)? To get you in the mood, we are holding an evening of space exploration on 28th October at 8pm at Stratford Picture House with a special screening of Danny Boyle’s sci-fi epic, Sunshine, which will […]

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Specimen of the Week: Week 158

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:53 +0000

Hello! Will Richard here. I’ve just started working in the Grant Museum and for my first ever Specimen of the Week I thought I’d kick things off with a real “teddy bear” of the treetops. Of course, it’s not actually a bear. And nor, in real life, would it enjoy a cuddle. Shame really. So… […]

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