Animal Evolution

@ Great North Museum – Hancock

Book Now

10 October 2016 - 12 December 2016

2 - 4pm each Monday

£85 (Concessions: £70)

Learn how animals evolved from a few tiny marine creatures about 600 million years ago through to the amazingly diverse and complex forms of animal life on earth today, including us.

This 10 week indoor course will be taught by Professor Wallace Arthur, author of Evolving Animals: The Story of Our Kingdom. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in how the animal kingdom evolved from its origin as a few tiny creatures in the marine realm more than half a billion years ago to its current splendour of more than a million species of animals inhabiting almost every environment on Earth.

The course will cover both evolutionary pattern – the issue of which animals are related to which other ones – and evolutionary process – the mechanisms through which evolution happens.

The course will be delivered in a conversational, interactive way, and with emphasis on general principles rather than technical details. We will have some fossils to look at in the classroom and we can also make use of the displays in the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Classes take place in the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle NE2 4PT.

Venue
Great North Museum - Hancock
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4PT

Book Now

FollowUs

Events Finder
Calendar

Search

Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

PREVIEW: PSYCHO PATH IS BACK

HORROR MOVIE scenes are set to come to life this autumn, with a brand new attraction unveiled for the North’s biggest scream park.

Read More

PREVIEW: Durham Book Festival

Founded in 1990, Durham Book Festival is one of the country’s oldest literary festivals, which traditionally takes place every October in some of Durham’s most impressive historic venues, but this year it will be taking place online due to COVID-19.

Read More