The Pleistocene Epoch, more commonly referred to as the Ice Age, lasted from 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago. The Oxfordshire landscape is rich in Pleistocene fossils, thanks in a large part to the River Thames and its tributaries. By studying these fossils, we can reconstruct the Oxfordshire of the past, and learn more about how animal and plant species were able to respond to the Pleistocene's changing climate.
Each spring, swifts return to the UK after their long migration from Africa. For years, the Museum tower has been a favourite nesting site, and our live camera reveals the nesting birds inside from May-August.
UNEARTHING THE PECULIAR EATING HABITS OF A TRIASSIC MAYFLY SPECIES
During the summer months, the beaches of Mallorca offer an irresistible draw for tourists and palaeontologists alike. Visitors to the small Spanish island find themselves lured by its glittering seas, captivating coastline, and tasty white sands… well, tasty for some, at least!