'Our Place in Evolution' - A trip to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

On Friday the first of December, 29 girls from year 7 to Upper Sixth, travelled to the Oxford Museum in London, part of Oxford University. The exhibits on display ranged from tiny mealy bugs to a huge T-Rex skeleton. Firstly, we had a talk about classifying species, Darwinism and evolution. It was very interesting, and we learnt lots about Darwin’s favourite species; barnacles, and how species have evolved and adapted to fit their habitat, through the process of natural selection. In the talk we looked a fascinating beetle and how it had adapted its long legs to protect its female until she lays her eggs. We also held a Madagascar hissing cockroach, which despite their names, were tame, gent

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