Pop-up science stations: Lates

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Event type: Drop-in, evening event, meet the scientist

Location: Throughout the Museum

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Meet our scientists at a range of pop-up stations as you explore the Museum after dark at Lates.

Messy Eaters, Dino way

There is more than one way to tackle your dinner, and in the world of marine worms, slugs, snails, sponges and other invertebrates, there is an enormous diversity of food types and feeding strategies.

Museum scientist Tom White has selected some of the more surprising examples from our collections. Drop by to discover which animal has the worst table manners, and which one may even eat the table. 

The Food Foundation, Dino way

Discover how our diets are affecting our planet, biodiversity and our long-term health. This interactive display explores everyday foods and the global food system that produces them. 

If you want to find out what action to take to address some of the big food challenges of the day, drop in and say hello to the Food Foundation.

Man-eaters, Fossil way

Humans are used to being top of the food chain, but occasionally we become the hunted. See some reptilian ‘man-eater’ specimens up close and discover from one of our Museum scientists what can cause an animal to attack a human and whether they are to be truly feared or are just misunderstood. 

The Good Fish Guide, Fossil way

It’s hard to know how to make the right decision when it comes to eating delicious fish. Luckily, the Marine Conservation Society created the Good Fish Guide to help make responsible seafood decisions.

Pop along to the station to meet the team, take the fishmonger quiz and learn more about the society’s work.   

Feeding on the Tears of Dreaming Birds, Hintze Hall

There’s more to moth and butterfly feeding than sweet nectar. Museum scientist David Lees has selected a number of specimens from the collection to display each with their own surprising way of collecting food.

Expect blood, sweat, tears and a touch of the poetic. 

The Legacy of Livestock, Images of Nature

The domestication of livestock has had a huge impact on human history and on the animals themselves. Meet one of our mammal curators to see how our collection allows us to trace the legacy of livestock farming, from wild breeds, to rare breeds, to selectively bred modern populations. 

When and where did the domestication happen? What are the implications for us?

Have Your Say on the Future of Food, Dino way

Global consumption of meat and dairy continues to rise. This poses some big sustainability questions and we are keen to hear what you think. Join researchers from the University of Oxford to discuss and vote on some of the big questions around meat, diet and the future of food.

How will we face the challenge? 

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