Increasing my reach

So my little talk Tuesday night went well. A great crowd of science savvy people showed up including at least one biology lecturer and biology teacher and a variety of others. I was pleased with things and all of the feedback has been very positive which is always nice. Much as stuff online is good as it can be archived and reach huge numbers of people, talks can be so much more engaging and interactive and really enthuse people so I do like doing them too.Having such an audience is great as the questions can be really quite in depth and insightful, and of course you can often pitch your answers a little higher than when dealing with kids or a more general audience. The weather was sweltering so after the talk, we retired to the evening sunshine on the balcony for the Q&A as seen below.

In this case, I was also collared by the PodDelusion crew afterwards for an impromptu interview for their next episode. That has just gone up online here if you want to hear me rambling a little about dinosaurs. One of the questions they asked was about my most recent Guardian piece on persistent dinosaur myths so this blog post bringing things almost full circle with a blog entry, podcast, public lecture and mainstream media bit. Phew!

My thanks to Paolo Viscardi for the invitation to this PubSci piece, great fun was had by all (well, I didn’t get heckled).

5 Responses to “Increasing my reach”

  1. 1 Hadur 28/07/2012 at 6:39 pm

    For those of us who were not in England at the time of your talk and do not have access to academic journals, where can we get a glimpse of some of the content of your talk?

    • 2 David Hone 28/07/2012 at 6:55 pm

      Errr, reading the papers is the only thing really. Sorry, all this kind of thing is fun and informal – I’m not (and don’t have the facilites for) recording this or putting it online. That may come another time of course, but at least there’s the podcast.

      • 3 palaeosam 29/07/2012 at 3:08 pm

        I blogged about some of the content of the talk at – do let me know if I misrepresented the data any.

      • 4 David Hone 29/07/2012 at 3:27 pm

        Never had any kind of write up before, many thanks. Glad it was interesting and appreciated.
        No errors in what I said or meant, but there’s a bit of conflation between ‘tyrannosaurs’ and ‘Tyrannosaurus’. To be fair I dodged between the two a fair bit so I can see where the confusion might lie. In short, the Saurolophus specimen was fed on by Tarbosaurus, the embedded teeth were those of Tyrannosaurs, but i think the overall conclusion (predation and scavenging) applies to big tyrannosaurs as a a whole. Hope that clears it up.

      • 5 palaeosam 30/07/2012 at 12:15 pm

        Thanks, updated the info.

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