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Museums and collections have a singular power to spark dialogue and debate, breathe life into learning and trigger new ways of thinking. UCL's outstanding collections play an unparalleled role in the university's ethos of opening up and transforming education.

Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: April 2016

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:15:25 +0000

Since the last Underwhelming Fossil Fish, we’ve been betrayed comrades. Last month, one of our own, a hitherto underwhelming fossil fish got interesting, as hacks reported. Of course, nobody remembers this news now but the underwhelming fossil fish of the month community was rocked so hard by this betrayal, et tu Tully Monster?, that there wasn’t an […]

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Specimen of the Week 237: The Common Starling

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:30:33 +0000

1. A Familiar Sight (… and long may that remain so!) You may recognise this week’s sociable and rowdy Specimen of the Week: the Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Starlings are familiar to many Brits, and SOTW blog readers from Europe, Asia, Africa and even those in northern Australia may also recognise this tenacious bird. Despite […]

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How and why did these animals die?

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:20:36 +0000

Something which I get asked a lot by the Grant Museum’s visitors is “how did these animals die?” It’s an excellent question and one to which I wish there were a more comfortable answer. Or, at least, a more definite one. The truth is that it isn’t one size fits all. Not all of our […]

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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