Learn more about the swifts in the tower of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Museum tower is a historic nesting site for European swifts, making it a brilliant location for a longitudinal study of them since 1948. Follow the link to find out more about the history of this 'devil bird', to see the Museum's livestream of what the swifts are doing now, and to see all of the swift statistics from the past 11 years! ...
I am from a family of artists and grew up to think that passion means knowing what you want and going through any walls that separate you from your goal. This made me incredibly melancholic, because I did not know what I wanted, I did not even know what was out there in the world, everything was a big question to me. I ended up studying biology...
Information on the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's Learning Zone
The Learning Zone is an initiative by Oxford University Museum of Natural History, which has a huge wealth of online resources, quizzes, games, and information for children. Check it out at the link below! They have even made an adults' version, which can be found here!
Entomology searchable databases from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the Hope Entomological Collections, which contain a huge 3.5 million specimens and an extensive associated library. The databases of these collections can be found online, and are freely accessible to all who wish to...
Learn more about animal cells
There's a lot going on in animal cells - they have to keep us alive, after all! The structure may look complex, but it can be easily broken down into smaller parts with specific functions - take a look at the link to find out more about what each part does!
Learn more about the 19th century zoologist, Thomas Bell
Did you know it took the museum nearly 100 years to transfer Thomas Bell's huge collection of specimens to the zoological collections? They even found specimens from Darwin's voyage in there!
Find out more about what was found by following the link below.
Explosions 2 - The origin of animal diversity
Dr Allison Daley describes what fossils can tell us about the Cambrian Explosion; a period of time 540 million years ago, where there was a vast increase in the different types of animals that existed.
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of art
If you'd like to draw in the Museums, a 'Sketchbook Introduction' is available to get you started. There are many brilliant and varied subjects to sketch - check out some of the possibilities at the link below.
What did Hollywood get right and wrong in these movies?
King Kong, PI, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind and Superman III. What do these 4 films have in common? SCIENCE! They caught attention of one film fan Edwin Davies. On this episode of the Big Questions podcast we are separating the fact and fiction and asking the question: What did Hollywood get right and wrong in these movies?
Ignacio (Nacho) Juarez
My name is Nacho and I come from Avila, a little town up the mountains in central Spain. For my undergrad, I did biology and Biochemistry in Madrid but I decided my thing was to be in the field and not in the lab. My main interest is conservation science and research although I have been involved in several conservation practice projects mostly...