Steve's Herpetological Blog

An insight into the life of Steve, his research and the many books he reads

Natural History

#SciFri: Visiting the Grant Museum of Zoology

The Grant Museum of Zoology is a small natural history museum that is open to the public, in central London not far from Euston Station. The museum itself is part of University College London (UCL) and was established by Robert…

#StevesLibrary: The Unexpected Truth About Animals

Over Christmas and the New Year I managed to finish off a book I’d been meaning to finish for a while, that is Lucy Cooke’s The Unexpected Truth About Animals. The book itself is extremely well written, being both a…

#SciFri: TetZooCon 2018

First off I must apologise to those of you that had subscribed to my fortnighly updates of #SciFri – sometimes I just don’t have anything to write about or in the case of TetZooCon, I have postponed the blog for…

#SciFri: Venom: Killer and cure

A short while ago, there was an exhibit at the Natural History Museum, London focussed on the wonderful world of venom. I visited the exhibit a few times whilst it was at the museum, I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you…

#SciFri: Life in the Dark

The Natural History Museum is quite possibly my ideal image of what utopia looks like, I’ve been going there for over 20 years and it’s my home away from home. Whenever a new exhibit is announced, I try to visit…

Visiting the refurbished Cambridge Zoology Museum

In September 2012 when I first moved to Cambridge, one place where I spent a lot of my time was looking around the Zoology Museum just off of Downing Street. As a zoology undergraduate, this museum was a gem and…