How the other half live

Ever keen to find out what our colleagues are up to in other museums, five members of the UCM education team travelled to Oxford to meet up with staff from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The team at Oxford arranged a packed day where we met not only the education team but also their exhibitions, digital and community… Read full article

Does the Sedgwick Museum have any radioactive gemstones?

Does the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences have any radioactive gemstones? This was the question we were asked by Kanta Kiyomoto, a Year 8 student at Cambridge International School. Kanta is studying various forms and sources of radiation for his Silver CREST Award and wondered if we could help out with some radioactive gems. Dr Ben Winpenny, our Collections Assistant in Mineralogy and Petrology,… Read full article