Up close and personal: antique taxidermy bought for Biology students

During the Easter Term, the Biology Department at St George’s College, Weybridge was fortunate enough to receive a donation from the St George’s College Parents’ Association which allowed nine pieces of antique taxidermy to be bought.

With the aim of enthusing students about natural history, the items should provide real talking points and help to inspire many generations to come. Our alumni, known as ‘Old Georgians’, may well remember the duck-billed platypus during their time here, and it is hoped that these new additions will be remembered as fondly by future Georgians. Among the items procured are a full-mounted bushbuck, a dik-dik, a hartebeest shoulder mount, a giant African kingfisher, an antique crocodile (pre 1947), a skunk, a wallaby, a possum and an antique head mount of a Thompson gazelle made by the famous taxidermist Rowland Ward.

The Biology Department below (left to right): Mr Green, Mr Laughton, Ms Potter, Mr Bryant, Mr Stather, Mr Waring and Ms Mahendrarajah. 

14 May 2015

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