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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.

Specimen of the Week 245: The peregrine falcon skull

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:30:10 +0000

Hello folks! Will Richard here bringing you a record breaking specimen of the week. It is part of our Best of the Beasts trail and by the end of this blog I hope you’ll all see why. It’s the… **peregrine falcon skull** Fast food The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) is a bird of prey native […]


Specimen of the Week 244: The historic wax flatworm

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:30:39 +0000

Since its inception in 1828, the Grant Museum of Zoology collections have always been used for teaching.  This continues in the present day and the Museum welcomes students from across UCL for a wide variety of specimen-based practicals, course work and research projects. Today we maintain detailed lists of specimens which are used in classes but I’ve often […]


Specimen of the Week 243 – Dolphin Foetus

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:30:24 +0000

1. Unpredictable as usual The Grant Museum is a haven for the unexpected. As is often the case with the collection (at least, for me anyway), just when you’re expecting to see an animal that you feel fairly au fait with… the museum presents you with specimens that are: dissected, bisected, exploded, stained, crammed with […]


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