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Here Be Dragons: The Natural History of Monsters

Do modern 'monsters' exist? Is there evidence for them? And why do we need to believe in things science can't explain?

‘Here be dragons’ was the legend often put on maps to signify the myths and monsters in unknown parts. But mermaids, Cyclops and kraken are no longer shrouded in mystery, for they have all been explained by science. So are there any mysteries out there yet to solve? What about bigfoot, Nessie and the beast of Bodmin Moor? Is there any evidence for these modern ‘monsters’, and why do we need to believe there are things science can’t explain? Join us as we debate these and other questions. Do you believe in monsters?


Mr Danny Bamping | talks
Mr Oliver Crimmen | talks
Dr Richard Freeman | talks | www


Date and Time:

26 January 2006 at 7:00 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



Darwin Centre Live
Darwin Centre
The Natural History Museum
020 7942 6128
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The Natural History Museum
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