In 1833, Gideon Mantell, famous for his discoveries of the large fossil reptiles later called dinosaurs, moved from his Lewes, Sussex base to a new home in Brighton. With his eyes set on a glittering future for both his medical and his palaeontological career, Mantell suffered a downturn in fortune, culminating in the end of his marriage, the closure of his Museum, and the sale of his prized collections. Where did it all go wrong?
When: Saturday 16 March 2019 from 2:30pm
Where: Chatsworth Baptist Church, Chatsworth Way (off Norwood Road), SE27 (enter by second door on right in Idmiston Road).
No formal charge, but donations of £1 per person (50p concessions) to help cover costs and aid conservation work are appreciated.
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