Ice Age Talks

  • 20th July 2018

Two mammoths in Worcestershire

We’ve an exciting series of talks to coincide with the Ice Age exhibitions in The Hive & Worcester Art Gallery and Museum.

We’ve been thrilled at seeing how many people have come to see the exhibitions, coming face to face with a replica mammoth and real mammoth bones, entering an ice age shelter and walking on a massive geological map of Britain. We’ve had some family events running, but we know there are lots of adults who want to find out more too, and hear from experts about the fascinating period over 12,000 years ago, when mammoths, lions, and hippos roamed Worcestershire (although not at the same time).

The talks are all free and take place in The Hive. They last around an hour, before taking questions from the floor. You can book your place at

The Life and Environment Series will share some of the exciting discoveries in Worcestershire and the latest scientific research in the subject, and starts on Monday 30th July.

Ice Age Environment in the West Midlands

Monday 30th July 7pm

Nick Daffern – Palynologist and environmental archaeologist with a specialism in Worcestershire’s Quaternary environment

Ice Age Animals

Monday 13th August  7pm

Rob Hedge- community archaeologist and finds archaeologist with a particular interest in flint tool technology and past human populations. Discover more about the some of the wildlife which we know lived in Worcestershire during the Palaeolithic period.

Geology & Climate Change

Monday 3rd Sept  7pm

Professor Ian Fairchild, Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Birmingham and Trustee of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust completes our lectures series with a look at climate change past, present and future.

Ice Age People

Date to be confirmed

Exploring aspects of Palaeolithic life in ancient Britain and the evidence that we have here in Worcestershire right beneath your feet.

Hippo skull

It is part of Lost Landscapes, a Heritage Lottery Funded project with Museums Worcestershire & Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service. We’ve received money to bring together research about Palaeolithic Worcestershire, a period between 500,000-10,000BC. Worcestershire was much different to today, and went through some big climatic changes over the years. Over the past year and in a previous project we have been looking at the evidence for what Worcestershire was like over that period, and through the summer exhibitions and events we can share these findings and explain some the amazing things we’ve discovered. The exhibitions are in Worcester Art Gallery & Museum and The Hive until early September.

Find out more about the project at

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