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Celebrating the Origins of Animals Life: Building a UNESCO Global Geopark in Charnwood Forest, UK.

Speaker Dr Jack Matthews is Geoheritage Conservation and Interpretation Officer at the Charnwood Forest Geopark, based out of the National Forest Company. He is an Honorary Researcher at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, specialising in research questions involving geology and palaeontology. His research examines questions around the first appearance of animals in the geological record, as well as policy engagement work involving the management of geological heritage.

In 2021 Jack was part of a team that successfully lobbied UNESCO to establish an International Geodiversity Day.


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