Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Museum Exhibit opening soon!

This is my most exciting blog to date …. I am delighted to announce the launch of a new museum exhibit at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh – Fossil Hunters: Unearthing the Mystery ofLife on Land. The exhibit is open on 19th February and is on until mid August 2016.

The exhibit is based on the work of the TW:eed Project and it will feature many of our new tetrapod fossil discoveries from Scotland. There will also be a section about the scientists and what techniques we have used to investigate the tetrapod world such as palynology and sedimentology. The exhibit is free to attend and I hope that many of you can visit.

Today we were filming interviews at the University of Leicester for this part of the exhibit. Sarah Davies, Tim Smithson and myself did interviews and this will be used alongside other footage from Team TW:eed members to explain our project. I was a bit nervous but it was great fun and a pleasure to talk about the project and explain its significance. It was a bit like receiving an early Christmas present!
Filming at the University of Leicester for the upcoming museum exhibit

Also this week some of the TW:eed Team were presenting at a conference at Keele University, the annual meeting of the British Sedimentological Research Group. Janet and I gave talks about the Ballagan Formation sedimentology in the Tweed and Northumberland basins and had some great discussions with others about our findings. 

Tim, Janet, Carys and Sarah at the BSRG conference 2015
From all at Team TW:eed I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Until next time

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