Palaeontologist to speak at National Trust lecture series

Noted palaeontologist, scientist and television personality Dr. Phil Manning is the next speaker in the National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ ongoing lecture series.

Presented in conjunction with St. Matthew’s University, the free lecture will be held at the St. Matthew’s University Campus located at Leeward 3, Lecture Hall 1, Regatta Office Park in Grand Cayman on Wednesday, 10 October at 6pm.

Mr. Manning, who recently hosted Jurassic CSI, a six-part series for National Geographic TV on how dinosaurs really looked and lived, is well known as a palaeontologist and is a leading expert on dinosaurs. His talk, titled “Shedding Light on Lost Worlds: Dinosaurs to Birds”, will cover exciting topics in science and the environment and attendees are invited to stay for a meet and greet with him after the lecture.

In the United Kingdom, Mr. Manning heads the Palaeontology Research Group in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester and is a research fellow at the Manchester Museum. He is also a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and has collaborated on numerous international projects in Europe, South America, Australasia and North America.

Whether as a TV host or popular keynote speaker, he loves to spread the word about issues surrounding natural history, dinosaurs, science, and environmental stewardship. Anyone interested in attending is requested to contact the National Trust in advance to reserve a spot for what is sure to be a fascinating evening.

For more information, please contact Basia McGuire at 749-1129.

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