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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Ammonite Dactylioceras

A wide-ranging introduction to this inspiring subject for beginners. Topics include how fossils get preserved, how to recognise the major fossil groups, an overview of the history of life, basic principles of evolution and the fossil record, recent finds and remaining mysteries. There will also be a chance to study many real fossils put out in the teaching room.

No previous background in palaeontology and geology is needed for the course and no reading is required in advance. You are very welcome to bring along your own fossil specimens which you would like to be identified or which you think are of special interest.

Please note that this day-school is being repeated on Sunday 23 October 2016


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

22 Oct 2016

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee



Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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