Member Evening: Prof Richard Fortey

Event information

Event type: Evening event

Location: Flett Theatre

Ticket prices:

Member: £10 (includes a free drink)

Patrons: free

A lifetime of working behind the scenes at the Museum eabled Prof Richard Fortey's research into the mysterious world of living fossils.

Living fossils are animals and plants that have changed comparatively little through the immense span of geological time. Prof Fortey has travelled all over the world in pursuit of them, inspiring various books and TV features along the way.

Our in-house expert will describe his journeys to China in search of the gingko tree, to New Zealand in a quest for the velvet worm, and to eastern US to find horseshoe crabs.

Bringing the focus closer to home, Richard will demonstrate how his small piece of ancient woodland in the Chiltern Hills can be just as revealing as what he's encountered in exotic locations.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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Tickets to this event are available to Members only. Each Member may purchase an additional ticket for one non-member guest who will attend with them.

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The event is free for Patrons to attend. Please contact us or call +44 (0)20 7942 5953 for more information. 

Event dates
14 April 2020 18.30-21.00

Important information

Tickets to this event are available to Members only. Each Member may purchase an additional ticket for one guest who will attend with them.

The event is free for Patrons to attend. Please contact us or call +44 (0)20 7942 5953 for more information.

A waiting list will operate to allow Members to resell their tickets if they can no longer attend - however, there is no guarantee that there will be people on the list.

Bookings are required.

No refunds or exchanges will be given.

A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

The event will begin at 18.30 and we cannot allow entry after 19.15.

Guests will get one free drink with their ticket.

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