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Funzing Talks| Is What We Know About Dinosaurs Wrong?

Funzing Talks| Is What We Know About Dinosaurs Wrong?

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  •  70 Landor Road, London, SW9 9PH
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Jon finished his award-winning PhD at Imperial College London in 2017, where as a palaeontologist he studied the evolution of dinosaurs, crocodiles, and other animals. For the l... More Info »
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What if everything we think we know about dinosaurs is wrong? Join award winning self proclaimed 'Rogue Palaeontologist' Jon Tennant, for a surprising & thought provoking Funzing Talk - where we dig a little deeper into the world of Dinosaurs, and try to find out whether our current knowledge of these ancient creatures is infact incorrect.

The rate of discovery of new dinosaurs is growing at an exponential rate. Growth in this area exploded in a big way in the mid-1990s as part of what we could call a 'Jurassic Park' effect.

In the last several decades, we have discovered evidence for dinosaur blood and other soft tissues, feathered dinosaurs that cement their link with modern birds, and opened up whole new geographic regions for exploration.

These findings are constantly reshaping how we understand dinosaurs and their evolution, and the future is still ripe for discovery.

Jon Tennant finished his award-winning PhD at Imperial College London in 2017, where as a palaeontologist he studied the evolution of dinosaurs, crocodiles, and other animals. For the last 7 years or so, he has been a fervent challenger of the status quo in scholarly communication and publishing, and became the Communications Director of ScienceOpen for two years in 2015.

Now, he is independent in order to continue his dino-research, and work on building an Open Science MOOC to help train the next generation of researchers in open practices.

Venue: Landor Space, Clapham

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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What if everything we think we know about dinosaurs is wrong? Join award winning self proclaimed 'Rogue Palaeontologist' Jon Tennant, for a surprising & thought provoking Funzing Talk - where we dig a little deeper into the world of Dinosaurs, and... Read More
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