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EVENTS

I am an experienced public speaker and have won multiple awards for my work in science communication, including winning a gold medal for excellence in science at the Set For Britain 2015 event held at the Houses of Parliament, London.

Whether it is working with schools, speaking at specialist societies or giving keynote lectures, I have delivered hundreds of public (and private) outreach events. I enjoy nothing more than sharing my passion for palaeontology with people of all ages, from children to learned academics. – In August 2022, I had the great honour of opening the Yorkshire Natural History Museum in Sheffield… with a dinosaur (Baryonyx) claw.

Some of my keynote lectures include speaking at the CENTA Festival of Science, announcing the discovery of a new British dinosaur (Dracoraptor) at the National Museum of Wales, and delivering a talk to Junior Chamber International (JCI) about overcoming adversity. I have also lectured to audiences at the The Royal Institution of Great Britain Faraday Theatre and at the Cheltenham Science Festival. At the latter, one member of the public stated: “That was the best lecture of the festival!" Among my most recent projects, in 2021, I teamed up with Kinder as part of their first-ever Masters of Play Festival, which included a "Totally Roarsome Q&A with Dr Dean Lomax. Have you also seen my Natural History Museum Nature Live Talk + Q&A?

In 2019, I presented a TED talk about my unusual path to a successful career in palaeontology and why being told “stop playing with dinosaurs and get a real job” excelled my passion for palaeontology ever further. You can watch the talk here: My unorthodox path to success: How my passion for the past shaped my future. In 2021, I led the excavation of the 'Rutland Sea Dragon', the most complete skeleton of a large prehistoric reptile ever found in the UK. You can watch my 2022 TED talk about this sensational discovery: "Unearthing a Jurassic giant from the age of the dinosaurs".

Drop me a line if you’re interested in arranging an event, be it a lecture, panel discussion, corporate event, to go hunt dinosaurs (or other fossils) together, or anything else dinosaur and palaeontology-related.🦖

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2024

February. 

  • Mary Anning and the Sea Dragons – Join palaeontologist, author and TV host, Dr Dean Lomax, for February’s Winter Lecture as he explores the life of palaeontologist Mary Anning and the remarkable discovery of the ‘Rutland Sea Dragon’. Dr Lomax's books will also be available for purchase. A designated book signing will follow the talk. Thursday, February 8, 2024 (19:30-21:00) at M Shed, Bristol. Tickets here

March. 

  • Unearthing the ‘Rutland Sea Dragon’ – The UK’s Most Complete Jurassic Giant Talk & Book Signing. Special guest lecture for the Royal Institution of South Wales (RISW), in honour of Dr Lomax's friend, Dr Ronald Austin. The talk focuses on ichthyosaurs, especially the excavation of the 'Rutland Sea Dragon' and Swansea Museum's own ichthyosaur, and will be followed by a book signing. Thursday, March 7, 2024 (18:30-20:30) at the Faraday Lecture Theatre, Singleton Campus, Swansea UniversityMore details here

May. 

  • Palaeontology and the Public – How Palaeontology Can Influence the World: The Rutland Sea Dragon, a Case Study Keynote Lecture. A special talk focusing on how palaeontology can influence the world around us, with special emphasis on the global impact of the 'Rutland Sea Dragon' discovery. Paleo Spring Meeting, Portugal, online and in-person conference. May 20-23, 2024More details here and here.

  • "WHY DINOSAURS?" Documentary Screening and Q&A Part of the UK Tour. The eagerly anticipated Hollywood dinosaur documentary "WHY DINOSAURS?" is coming to the UK! Join us on this UK tour at our first stop in Crystal Palace, London. Friday, May 31, 2024For tickets and more details, please see here

 

June. 

  • "WHY DINOSAURS?" Documentary Screening and Q&A Part of the UK Tour. The eagerly anticipated Hollywood dinosaur documentary "WHY DINOSAURS?" is coming to the UK! Join us on this UK tour at our second stop in Sheffield, as we show the special extended version in association with the Yorkshire Natural History Museum. Saturday, June 1, 2024For tickets and more details, please see here

  • "WHY DINOSAURS?" Documentary Screening and Q&A Part of the UK Tour. The eagerly anticipated Hollywood dinosaur documentary "WHY DINOSAURS?" is coming to the UK! Join us on this UK tour at our third stop in Bristol at the Bristol Aquarium's IMAX theatre. Wednesday, June 5, 2024For tickets and more details, please see here

  • LOCKED IN TIME – UNEARTHING THE REAL-LIFE BEHAVIOURS OF PREHISTORIC ANIMALS Talk & Book SigningDiscover dinosaurs fighting to their deaths, elephant-sized burrowing ground sloths and pregnant “Sea Dragons” to a babysitting teenage dinosaur and farting insects trapped in amber! This talk is based on Dr Lomax’s bestselling book, ‘Locked in Time: Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils’ and offers an unprecedented glimpse at the real-life behaviours of prehistoric animals. Bringing these fossils to life, the book (and the talk) includes fantastic reconstructions by renowned palaeoartist, Bob Nicholls. Saturday, June 8, 2024 (12:00) at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. For tickets and more details, please see here

  • "WHY DINOSAURS?" Documentary Screening and Q&A Part of the UK Tour. The eagerly anticipated Hollywood dinosaur documentary "WHY DINOSAURS?" is coming to the UK! Join us on this UK tour at our final stop in Lyme Regis, Dorset, as part of the 'Lyme Regis Fossil Festival'. Saturday, June 8, 2024For tickets and more details, please see here

  • Dinosaur 200: Megalosaurus and the Incredible History of British Dinosaur Discoveries Talk & Book Signing. Join acclaimed palaeontologist, author, and TV presenter Dr Dean Lomax as he takes us on a journey through millions of years, revealing the amazing dinosaurs that once called Britain home. From the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Wight, some of the world's most sensational dinosaur discoveries have been made right on your doorstep. Celebrate the discovery of Megalosaurus in Oxfordshire – 200 years after it became the first scientifically-described dinosaur – and learn about two centuries of dinosaur science. Friday, June 14, 2024 (19:00-21:30) at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (of course with THE jaw!)More details here

July. 

  • Dinosaur Discoveries Through the Ages: Britain's Most Incredible Fossils Talk & Book SigningWorld renowned palaeontologist, Dr Dean Lomax will deliver an illustrated talk taking the audience on an exhilarating journey through millions of years. In an engaging, ‘Top 10’ style presentation, Dr Lomax will share stories of amazing prehistoric creatures, from the earliest discovery of Megalosaurus 200 years ago through to the most recent major finds. Saturday, July 13, 2024 (14:00) at The Rake at The Dukes, Lancaster. More here

  • Meet Dr Dean Lomax at "Dinosaurs in the Park", Manchester – Guest appearance, palaeontology talk and Q&A with Dr Dean Lomax at the 'Palaeontologist Dig Site Headquarters'. Sunday, July 21, 2024 at Dinosaurs in the Park, Heaton Park, Manchester. Bring your fossils for Dr Lomax to identify. Tickets here

August. 

  • Meet Dr Dean Lomax at "Dinosaurs in the Park", Manchester – Guest appearance, palaeontology talk and Q&A with Dr Dean Lomax at the 'Palaeontologist Dig Site Headquarters'. Sunday, August 3, 2024 at Dinosaurs in the Park, Heaton Park, Manchester. Bring your fossils for Dr Lomax to identify. Tickets here

  • Meet Dr Dean Lomax at "Dinosaurs in the Park", Northampton – Guest appearance, palaeontology talk and Q&A with Dr Dean Lomax at the 'Palaeontologist Dig Site Headquarters'. Sunday, August 3, 2024 at Dinosaurs in the Park, Delapré Abbey, Northampton. Bring your fossils for Dr Lomax to identify. Tickets here

Additional events for 2024 TBC. 

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