A wide-ranging introduction to the fascinating history of evolution from a geological viewpoint.
Aimed at beginners, topics include evidence from fossils, recent discoveries, the principles of natural selection, the origin of species, evolutionary patterns, major events in the history of life and mass extinctions.
There will also be a chance to study many fossils put out in the teaching room. No previous background in palaeontology or evolutionary biology is needed for the course and no reading is required in advance.
You are very welcome to bring along your own fossil specimens which you would like to be identified or which you think are of special interest.
This day school is also repeated on Sunday 7 April 2024.
Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 BST on 3 April 2024.