Babble Talks are brain-quenching events for the sleep-deprived new parent. Guest speakers present interesting topics in an informal setting. Bring your baby and meet other new parents! Parents, partners and friends are welcome too.
Jurassic Park: Could It Happen?
In the film Jurassic Park, dinosaur DNA is discovered preserved in the abdomen of a mosquito. Dinosaurs are brought back to life and chaos ensues. Dr Susie Maidment explores the science behind Jurassic Park, her research on the geological preservation of soft tissues, including dinosaur blood cells, and the advances in our understanding of the palaeobiology of dinosaurs.
Dr Susie Maidment is curator of non-avian archosaurs at The Natural History Museum. and a dinosaur researcher with a particular focus on the stegosaurs. She has a five-year old daughter and live in Lewes, East Sussex.