D'Arcy Thompson and the Spirals of the Foraminifera

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    This is the latest in a series of films in which museum curator Matthew Jarron tells the stories behind some of our most interesting objects and artworks. In this video we look at the amazing micro-organisms which inspired D'Arcy Thompson's interest in applying mathematics to biology. The film features images from the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum; photomicrographs taken from D'Arcy's original slides by Dr Alan Prescott, School of Life Sciences; as well as images from the University of Dundee Archives, the University of St Andrews Museum Collections and private collections.
    Period30 Jun 2020
    Event titleCurator’s Chat Videos
    Event typeOther
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map