Cumbria’s Past, Our Future: Rediscovering Tullie House’s Designated Geology Collection

Written by Gabrielle Heffernan, Curatorial Manager, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust Tullie House’s recently designated natural science collection is, perhaps, currently best known nationally for its recent, somewhat over-sized, acquisition of Driggsby the whale; a juvenile fin whale stranded on a West Cumbrian beach in 2014. In addition, local visitors have for years enjoyed … More Cumbria’s Past, Our Future: Rediscovering Tullie House’s Designated Geology Collection

Fossil ‘Buckyball’ Structures Found in Cretaceous Crinoids

Written by Douglas Palmer, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. Fossil Buckminsterfullerene-type structures, colloquially known as ‘buckyballs’, have been discovered by Cambridge palaeobiologist Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill and Aaron Hunter in stemless crinoids of Cretaceous age preserved in the collections of the Sedgwick Museum. Quantitative analysis of two species of these aberrant echinoderms, commonly … More Fossil ‘Buckyball’ Structures Found in Cretaceous Crinoids

Creswell Crags Under Threat of Permanent Closure

Written by Rebecca Morris-Buck, Communications and Programmes Manager, Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre This article has been re-posted from the Creswell Crags site, and was originally posted on 23rd March 2020. Creswell Crags was already facing a huge financial challenge in 2020. Closure as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, with unprecedented weeks ahead, now … More Creswell Crags Under Threat of Permanent Closure