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*A Palaeontology Behind The Scenes Guided Tour at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History*

Saturday November 17, 2018 | 10:30 am to 4:00 pm


Saturday November 17th 2018 | 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

We have arranged another fantastic opportunity for a guided behind the scenes tour of Palaeontology at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. So with that said I’ve put some information together for this event for all those members going. And to those who are not members as yet, but would like to attend as well.

Its free admission to the museum but by supporting the museum a charge of £8 per person is the cost for guided tours behind the scenes. As this helps the museum to meet some of the costs that go towards running their educational activities, and ensuring that they can continue to develop new and exciting sessions for visitors.

This particular guided tour can accommodate up to 12 persons , and should last approximately no longer than 45 minutes. Our tour guide for the day  will be Dr Hilary Ketchum who is the  Collections Manager (Earth Collections) at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

The Museum:

Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower.

If you are members of the Stamford and District Geological Society then please email Field Secretary Mr Kenny Nye at the email address below to say you wish to attend as soon as possible please.

Email: Kenny Nye : knye@btinternet.com

If you are non-members and would like to go then please sign up for membership as soon as possible by contacting Treasurer Ms Sheila Martin at the email address below:

Email: Sheila Martin : sheilafmartin@talktalk.net

Travel to the Museum: the best way to travel to Oxford is by public transport. The Museum is about 15 minutes’ walk from Oxford city centre and 20 minutes from Oxford Railway Station. There are also five Park and Ride car parks (situated on the A40 at Headington; Redbridge at the bottom of the Abingdon Road, near Kennington; Pear Tree Roundabout, Woodstock Road; Water Eaton, Banbury Road, Kidlington and Seacourt at Botley. There are limited pay and display parking spaces in the side streets around the Museum.

The Park and Ride don’t drop off at the Museum, although it is by far the best way to deal with parking. You can see details here at the link below:
Printable membership form supplied below as well.

This event can usually cater for 12 persons.

Members should appreciate that they are responsible for their own safety.
The society’s insurance is against 3rd parties.
The SDGS has the right to cancel or reschedule a event with as much notice as possible. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all registered participants will be notified by email and offered to join alternative events or field trips. If a event is cancelled on the day due to unforeseen circumstances the SDGS will not be able to accept responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience resulting from the cancellation.

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Saturday November 17, 2018
10:30 am to 4:00 pm
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