Mammoth expert to give George de Boer Biennial Public
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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.
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
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
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