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Engage & Learn Forum

The Great North Museum: Hancock is seeking Newcastle academics keen to work alongside Dippy the dinosaur as part of an exhibition on natural history set to start next May.

Date/Time: Monday 12 November, 11:00

Venue: Room G21/22, Devonshire Building

At this forum we will hear from Caroline McDonald and Adam Goldwater from the Great North Museum: Hancock. They're talking about engagement opportunities in relation to the arrival of the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the dinosaur in May 2019 as part of his UK-wide Natural History Adventure.

He is estimated to reach more than 210,000 people before he leaves for his next stop on 6 October. It offers a fantastic opportunity for university colleagues to engage with the exhibition by supporting the accompanying engagement programme at the museum.

The exhibition and engagement programme are NOT about dinosaurs. Instead Dippy's adventure is helping him and audiences to explore the UK's biodiversity and issues affecting the world we live in today.

In Newcastle he will stop to learn about the past, present and future of environmental change and explore the following themes:

  • extinction and biodiversity loss
  • climate change
  • food and energy sustainability
  • local nature

The exhibition will seek to call people to action, either as future activists or to make small changes in their daily lives that have a major impact on the future of our planet – the act locally, impact globally imperative.

The museum would be delighted to hear from colleagues across the three faculties who may want to work alongside Dippy and link their research across the exhibitions themes with an excited and curious audience.

Whether a creative performance, interactive demonstration about your research, or meeting an expert there is a conversation to be had 

Register for the forum using the online form.