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Women In Research Geography

Professor Danielle Schreve   

Professor of Quaternary Science, Geography Department, Royal Holloway, University of London


Professor Schreve is a palaeontologist whose research is focused on understanding the Ice Age history of European mammal fauna, in particular studying patterns of evolution and extinction, past environments and early human-faunal interactions.

In her interview, Professor Schreve offers a candid look at her route to becoming a palaeontologist and how she came to encounter the life story and work of the extraordinary Dorothea Bate (1878 - 1951). We learn about Dorothea's excavation of Cypriot caves, discovery of pygmy hippo and elephant bones, what they are able to tell us about climate change and how she came to inspire Professor Schreve's own research.

This podcast is a journey through the lives of two fascinating women and their contributions to the field of natural science and palaeontology.

Reid Research Scholarship

Both Bedford College and Royal Holloway College have a long history of providing funding for women's education. The Reid Research Scholarship, named after Elizabeth Jesser Reid, founder of Bedford College, offers post-graduate research students a tuition fee reduction plus maintenance funds allowing them to undertake valuable areas of study.

If you would like to contribute to assisting future generations of student scholarship, find out more about giving to the College.



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