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Game of bones

Saturday 16 March: 10:00am - 11:00am

Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site Downing Street, CB2 3RS

A live evolutionary adventure where you choose your path! Can you survive continental collisions, volcanic eruptions and meteorite impacts to take your place among the animals of the present day? Will you vote wisely, or be condemned to catastrophic extinction? There will be no second chances here: when you play the Game of Bones, you win or you die!

65 million years ago a huge meteorite smashed into our planet, wiping out the dinosaurs and allowing the mammals to rise to power. But this was only the best known episode in an epic struggle between two great dynasties of animals: the synapsids, which gave rise to the mammals, and archosaurs, which gave rise to the dinosaurs, birds and crocodiles.

Over the last 300 million years the fortunes of these two groups have repeatedly risen and fallen as new kinds have evolved, competed, and gone extinct, while all around them gigantic eruptions, continental collisions and the odd meteorite impact changed the very face of the Earth. Join zoologist Dr Matt Wilkinson as he charts this extraordinary battle for supremacy: one that created the living world as we now know it.

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Age: 11+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free