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18:30 - 21:00 20 June 2012

The Valley of Gwangi (1969) on the Big Screen


JZ Young Lecture Theatre | UCL Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Joe Cain, UCL Science and Technology Studies

In this Ray Harryhausen classic, we see dinosaurs pitted against cowboys as circus-owners attempt to include prehistoric creatures in their Wild West show. Following the discovery of a living miniature horse – which turns out to be a 50 million year old relic – the team ventures into the cursed “Forbidden Valley”? Unsurprisingly, everything doesn’t go to plan. This was special-effects master Harryhausen’s final prehistoric masterpiece; you may recognise very similar scenes recreated in Jurassic Park. And the ending…unbelievable. Historian of Biology and film-buff Dr Joe Cain (UCL Science and Technology Studies) will introduce the film. Part of Silly Season at the Grant Museum. The event is followed by a free drinks reception in a private view of the Museum. This event is free and there is no need to book.


Jack Ashby
+44 (0) 20 3108 2052 | j.ashby@ucl.ac.uk


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