Crawley member meets his dino-hero!

March 16, 2018

12-year-old Samir from our Crawley centre got the chance to interview his hero, Dr Ben Garrod on Wednesday evening at The Capitol Theatre in Horsham to talk all things evolution!

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Samir Emran is a life-long fan of dinosaurs and the fascinating work Dr Ben Garrod has done in evolution and conservation. When we had the opportunity to put forward an avid dino-fan to interview Ben, Samir jumped at the chance! Asking questions like “how did you learn how to reassemble skeletons from a bunch of bones” and “how would you get the next generation to be hooked on evolutionary biology instead of their phones”, Samir and Ben had a whale of a time chatting in advance of Ben taking to the stage for his hugely popular tour, ‘So you think you know about dinosaurs? ‘  

Dr Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist and great ape conservationist who has presented ‘Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots’ on BBC Four and ‘The Day the Dinosaurs Died’ on BBC Two, as well as working alongside Sir David Attenborough on BBC One’s ‘Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur.’  He has been a huge inspiration to children all over the UK.

Samir said: “Ben has really inspired me to achieve anything I want so long as I have a passion for it. Meeting him in the flesh and watching his show has made me even more determined to follow my dream in science!  I can’t wait to open a Twitter account so I can follow him!”

View all of Dr Ben Garrod’s upcoming tour dates 

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