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Mammoth expert to give George de Boer Biennial Public Lecture

25 April 2017

Renowned mammoth expert and broadcaster Dr Tori Herridge will visit the University of Hull to give a public lecture on her research into the evolution of dwarf elephants.

Dr Tori Herridge

A palaeobiologist at the Natural History Museum in London, Dr  Herridge  specialises in fossil elephants, particularly those species which lived in Europe during the Ice Age, and has been involved in a number of TV projects for Channel 4 including Woolly Mammoth: The Autopsy, Walking Through Time and Britain at Low Tide.

She has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Breakfast and CBS This Morning, as well as BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week and Saturday Live.  

She is also the co-founder of TrowelBlazers, an organisation dedicated to telling the stories of pioneering women in palaeontology, geology and archaeology and addressing gender disparity in these fields. 

In an article for the Guardian she once wrote “I live, sleep and dream mammoths.”

Dr Herridge will deliver The George de Boer Biennial Public Lecture at the University of Hull on Thursday, 4th May in the Allam Lecture Theatre.

The lecture starts at 6.30pm and lasts for an hour. There is a reception beforehand in the Derwent Café at 6pm.

The title for the lecture is “The What, When and How of Dwarf Elephant Evolution, and Why it Matters”.  The event, which is hosted by the University’s School of Environmental Sciences, is free to attend and no booking is necessary.

The George de Boer lecture was established in 1984 on the retirement of George de Boer, who worked at the University from 1947 to 1983, in recognition of his contribution to the work of the Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

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