Alligator Wrestling and Other Eccentric Acts


Listen to a public lecture by Dr Vicky Carroll

In the second in our series of ECCENTRICITY lectures, Dr Vicky Carroll talked about the eccentric tendencies of early 19th-century natural historians. Whether hunting for fossils or wrestling alligators, these scientists certianly had an active interest in their field work! This lecture is now available as a podcast (below).

Dr Vicky Carroll Dr Vicky Carroll From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons: Scientific Eccentricity in the Early 19th Century

The second in a series of public lectures linked to the Museum’s ‘Eccentricity’ exhibition. Download the lecture here (right-click and press ‘save link as’) or listen online below. This lecture lasts for 48 minutes.