Buzzing about at the Insect Festival

Okay, there was no buzzing. Not from the Museum table anyway; all of our exhibits had been dead for a while. But the whole Royal Ent Soc event, hosted in the Hospitium in Museum Gardens, was packed full of visitors and there was definitely a buzz about the place. The Museum brought some specimen trays… Continue reading Buzzing about at the Insect Festival

A brief introduction to the Middlesbrough Meteorite

This week I have decided to do things a little differently and, rather than giving a recap on what I have been up to, I am going to give you the story behind one of the coolest items in the Yorkshire Museum collection -- the Middlesbrough Meteorite. I have become involved in it this week… Continue reading A brief introduction to the Middlesbrough Meteorite

Week 3 – Outreach, GoPros and dogs at polling stations

I am writing this post a little behind schedule after a busy weekend hosting various Swimming & Water Polo events (shameless plug for how amazing the Club is for being shortlisted for Club of the Year and Campaign of the Year, in part due to the fantastic #UYSWCvCancer fundraising). All ready for the arrival and… Continue reading Week 3 – Outreach, GoPros and dogs at polling stations

Week 2 with the YMT science team

I can't believe I am two weeks through my placement already! I'm having the best time and I'm learning so much fossil-related information that I do sometimes feel like my biologist brain might explode! I was only in for four days this week because of the bank holiday. My favourite day was spent going through a… Continue reading Week 2 with the YMT science team

Dinosaur prints and other fossils: my first week at the Yorkshire Museum

A key part of my PhD is a three month work placement (PIPS) which you can take anywhere you choose. I decided to go to the Yorkshire Museum because I'm super keen on science communications and I thought a place such as a museum would provide a really interesting take on it. I started this… Continue reading Dinosaur prints and other fossils: my first week at the Yorkshire Museum