19th century, Science

‘I do like a contest with the bigwigs’: How Mary Anning Struck Scientific Gold

By Jack Coombs Mary Anning is a name little known, even in the fields of palaeontology, and geology, which she so influenced. Born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Dorset, she was conveniently placed, both in an era when these early sciences were set to undergo a renaissance of advancement, and beside a three-mile long stretch… Continue reading ‘I do like a contest with the bigwigs’: How Mary Anning Struck Scientific Gold

20th century, Science

Dorothea Bate: Paleontology Pioneer and Mistress of the Museum

By Claire Standley You'd be forgiven for not recognising the name Dorothea Bate; an elusive figure of history, she is most likely to be remembered for her association with the Natural History Museum, as well as her frequent field trips to the Mediterranean. However, through recent biographical research, she has been rediscovered as a wholesome,… Continue reading Dorothea Bate: Paleontology Pioneer and Mistress of the Museum