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Richard Fortey

May 24, 2021

How does a curious child become an internationally recognized expert in his chosen branch of paleontology? Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is RICHARD FORTEY. He has spent his working life in paleontology at the Natural History Museum in Britain. He specializes in trilobites. He was elected President of the Geological Society of London in 2007 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature. His new memoir traces the many interests, events, and detours that only eventually led to his becoming a working scientist: A CURIOUS BOY: THE MAKING OF A SCIENTIST.