Britain’s beastly past

08 - 09 July 2023 10:00 - 18:00 The Royal Society Free
Researchers in caves.

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Come face-to-face with the fossil remains of Arctic foxes and reindeer, woolly rhinos and hyaenas from new cave excavations in southern Britain and have a go at identifying small mammal teeth under the microscope.

Join palaeontologist and Head of the department of Geography at Royal Holloway University of London, Professor Danielle Schreve, and learn how these species were adapted to life in the last ice age and use your observations to establish how their remains ended up in the cave and how they can be used to reconstruct past environments.

Attending the event

This drop-in activity will be held in the Dining room at the following times:

Saturday 8 July 2023, 10am — 6pm

Sunday 9 July 2023, 10am — 6pm

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email us.