Monday, January 24, 2011

Richard Fortey Trilobite Lecture

Dr. Richard Fortey FRS (FRS means Fellow of the Royal Society) is a British paleontologist and trilobite expert at the Natural History Museum in London.

He is the author of a number of books including Earth: An Intimate History, Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, and Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution, among others.  All are excellent and very readable.

Here, Fortey gives a 55 minute lecture on trilobites for the Oxford University Museum of Natural History 150th anniversary lecture series.  If you like trilobites, it's a worthwhile way to spend an hour.