Dinosaurs in Fact and Fiction

Friday Apr 14   02:30 PM to 03:30 PM (1 hour)
Literature Science
Since the Victorian era, dinosaurs have been captivating people in imaginary worlds and the real one. Our relationship with them has been fluid: dinosaurs have changed in shape, size, and behaviour, responding to the latest scientific discoveries and to the stories we use them to tell each other. In this talk Will Tattersdill, lecturer in Victorian literature at the University of Birmingham, discusses a few of the different ways dinosaurs have been seen since they were named in 1842, suggesting some of the things they reveal about Earth's deep past - and a more recent one.
University of Birmingham
Lecturer in Victorian Literature