The tyrannosaur chronicles

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Thursday 20 April

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • How did the mighty Tyrannosaurus evolve?

    Credit: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia


Standard £14


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, with its six ton weight and bone crushing bite, but how did the tyrannosaurs come to dominate their prehistoric world? Join palaeontologist Dr David Hone to find about the evolution, ecology and behaviour of this fascinating group of dinosaurs.

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the speaker

David Hone is a palaeontologist and writer whose research focuses on the behaviour and ecology of the dinosaurs and their flying relatives, the pterosaurs. He writes extensively online about palaeontology and science outreach, blog for the science pages of  The Guardian, and has recently written a book about tyrannosaurs: The tyrannosaur chronicles.


This event will be filmed and on the Ri Channel within a few months. Subscribe for free to hear when new videos are released.

Book signing

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed by the author.

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