Symposium programme

The symposium programme included talks by palaeontologists and earth scientists. There was also a foyer exhibition and poster session.

Presentation title
10.30-10.45Richard Herrington and Mike SmithWelcome
10.45-11.10Karolyn ShindlerA Splendid Position: the life, achievements and contradictions of Sir Arthur Smith Woodward
11.10-11.35Joe KeatingThe ontogeny of vertebrate phylogeny
11.35-12.15Coffee/tea break
12.15-12.40Mike SmithThe Natural History Museum fossil fish collection: Woodward’s role in the development and use of this priceless resource
12.40-13.05Chris DuffinConfusion and chimaeras: Woodward and the problems of Palaeozoic chondrichthyans
13.05-14.50Lunch breakFoyer exhibition and poster session
14.50-15.15Charlie UnderwoodThe understanding of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic chondrichthyan fossil record
15.15-15.40Matt FriedmanWhat Woodward did not see: bony fishes of the English chalk and London clay revealed by CT scanning
15.40-16.05John MaiseyWoodward's giant coelacanths
16.05-16.45Coffee/tea breakFoyer exhibition and poster session
16.45-17.10Peter ForeyWoodward’s ideas on fish classification
17.10-17.35Paul Barrett & Angela MilnerWoodward's contributions on fossil reptiles
17.35-18.00Chris DeanArthur Smith Woodward and human evolution
18.00-18.10Closing remarks
18.15Post-symposium buffet (optional, at an additional cost approx. £10-15)

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Dr Angela Milner
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Meet the Museum palaeontologists and earth science specialists attending Woodward150.