Learn more about the dinosaurs at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Go back in time a few hundred million years and there would be dinosaurs in Oxford.
Go back in time 200 years and Oxford was at the forefront of research into and identification of dinosaur bones and prints.
Today, you can read all about the important work still being done to keep discovering more about these amazing creatures...
I have always been fascinated by the Polar Regions – the harsh but beautiful landscapes, the epic stories of human exploration, and – most of all – the animals that find their home there. These creatures don’t just survive in their environment, they thrive in it, perfectly adapted to the conditions.
Learn more about the displays at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
What do the Iguanodon, Alice in Wonderland, and a dodo have in common? You can find them all in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, of course!
Read on to find out more about the treasures found within the museum.
Learn more about different types of fossil
There are two different types of fossils: body fossils and trace fossils. Do you know the difference? Click on the link below to find out more!
The Learning Zone is an initiative by Oxford University Museum of...
Learn more about how fossils form
Fossils can be beautiful, but do you know how they form? It requires a very specific set of conditions - take a look at the link below to find out what they are.
The Learning Zone is an initiative by Oxford...
Shedding Light on the Situation
Light is more than just light bulbs and sunshine! Researchers at the University of Oxford use different types of light to learn more about all sorts of interesting things. To celebrate the International Year of Light we’ve taken a tiny handful of examples from across the ...
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of KS2
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has an amazing set of resources for Key Stage 2. Check out their Rock Star, Dinosaur Detectives, Skeleton Crew, and Insects trails, appropriate for years 3-6. There's also an abundance of image galleries and information sheets to be found here, so check it out!
Learn more about the paleontologist, Edward Lhwyd
Edward Lhwyd compiled and published the first illustrated catalogue of a public collection of fossils, with an aim to make the identification of fossils more accessible to the public.
He would probably be pleased to know that his collections are still open to the public, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History! Find out more...
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.
I’ve always been fascinated by the natural world and love being outdoors in general. My childhood dream was to be an astronaut (a hope I’ve still not totally abandoned!), but I began my current career direction after developing a passion for geology at A-level. I followed that up with an undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences at Oxford. Once...