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Finding meaning in the Thermionic valve

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:30:48 +0000

This guest blog has been written by Kelsey Svaren, a placement student who has been working with us over the past few months.¬† Hi, my name is Kelsey and I am current MA Museum Studies student here at UCL. As part of my program, I am required to undergo a placement where I work on […]

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Specimen of the Week 189: Actinia equina

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:30:32 +0000

    We have had both an ethics and an art angle during the last week at the Grant Museum which you might have noticed if you attended some of our events. The Strange Creatures Late featured live, ethical taxidermy with Jazmine Miles-Long and the Great Grant Knit-A-Thon included talks from History of Art PhD […]

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Specimen of the Week 188: Spirorbis worms

Mon, 18 May 2015 07:52:08 +0000

If you check our specimen of the week widget, where you can see all past specimens of the weeks the vertebrates, in particular mammals, still dominate despite being a comparatively small group of animals. This week I’m going to focus attention on a far less furry or ferocious invertebrate animal because let’s face it they […]

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