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Dean R. Lomax – Making dreams reality



10:30 - 16:00


Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery


Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery celebrate a modern day local science hero - Doncaster-born Dean Lomax, palaeontologist and honorary scientist at the University of Manchester. The museum follows the story from Dean’s dinosaur-loving childhood to his current success as an award-winning palaeontologist with an exhibition and series of free public events.

Dean Lomax studying a large, Jurassic-aged ichthyosaur skull

To celebrate the opening of their exhibition guests were invited to this special launch event featuring a free hands-on activities and talks.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 21 June to Saturday 16 September 2017.

Local Heroes

This event was held as part of the Local Heroes grant scheme, designed to engage audiences with the influence of science and scientists on local communities across the UK. From Orkney to Plymouth, 15 museums and galleries will reveal stories of scientific brilliance from across the ages. 

Read the full list of awarded projects.

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