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DinoSoc (Earth Sciences)

  • Dinosoc


DINOSOC is a society for all peoples interested in palaeontology, from the novice fossil hunter to the aspiring palaeontologist. This society is for everyone and anyone who is passionate about palaeontology!

DINOSOC will be organising plenty of activities this year:



We'll be running fossil hunting trips to fossil sites out and aroud the Bristol area. You'll be led by experienced DINOSOC field guides and may even get down to the Jurassic coast. Plus, whatever you find - You get to Keep!

(Be warned, you WILL get muddy on the fossil hunting trips. It's guaranteed to happen, but it all adds to the experience so just go with it!)

Come Face to Face with Prehistoric Monsters!

Travel to exotic locations such as Watchet and Portishead!

Uncover Treasures of Ancient Life!


Get Stuck In Excavating those Fossils and Remember: Whatever You Find - You Keep!




Guest Lectures

UoB has a fantastic palaeobiology department, which regularly publishes world-class research. We'll try to pry some department members away from their research long enough to speak to you guys about what they're doing and how you could get involved.

Bristol is a hub for life sciences in the South West, so we'll be getting special guest speakers from a whole range of organisations and institutions to come and tell you all about their work, how you could get involved and maybe a few stories about from their travels and life in their profession.


A couple of our guest speakers include:

  •  Prof. Mike Benton, from the UoB palaeobiology department - Mike has many stories about his frequent research trips to China and current research on feathered dinosaurs.

  • Pedro Viegas, the head preparator of The Bristol Dinosaur Project - he'll have quite a few tales to tell you abut his experiences in the many various jobs he has had within the field.



DINOSOC is a student society, so of course we WILL have socials. Being palaeontologists, they will have dinosaur related pun names.

You have my word the puns will be cringe worthy.





Visit our website for more information on DINOSOC, full details of all our events & activities & loads more!


To Become A Member, just add our DINOSOC Membership to you're basket or come see us at Freshers Fair.


We also have a few other trips lined up for those of you who are interested in palaeontology and life science but don't fancy getting abit muddy...

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