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A Unity of Form: Robert Grant's Museum of Victorian Zoology

Free Lunchtime lecture by Natasha McEnroe

A free lunchtime talk at Shoe Lane Library. Tucked away within University College London is the Grant Museum of Zoology. Formed in 1827 it is still used to teach evolution and comparative anatomy to students today, and it is also open to the public. Grant Museum Manager Natasha McEnroe will give an illustrated talk on the history of the museum and some of the highlights of the collection. The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 62,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. Many of the species represented are now endangered or extinct including the Thylacine, the Quagga, and the Dodo. Remarkable exhibits include a selection of spectacular glass models of invertebrates made by the Blaschka family in the late 1800’s, and the Grant Museum’s collection of Sir Victor Negus’s bisected heads – both arresting and beautiful, and reminiscent of the work of the artist Damien Hirst.
Free, no need to book, no ticket required. Seating capacity 50 plus standing room, please arrive a little early to secure a seat.


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Date and Time:

16 February 2010 at 12:30 pm


1 hour



Shoe Lane Library
Hill House
1 Little New Street
020 75837178

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Available from:

No need to book. Seating capacity 50 for each talk plus standing room. We suggest arriving a little early to secure a seat.

Additional Information:

Nearest Public Transport: Chancery Lane Tube (Central Line) or City Thameslink (Ludgate Hill). Buses - Fleet Street or Farringdon Road.

Contact: 020 7583 7178 or shoelane@cityoflondon.gov.uk


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