Last night, my husband and I watched this wonderful little film on the life and work of Mary Anning – the First Woman of Palaeontology. Not a subject we know a lot about, to be honest, but a fascinating woman, all the same! Love Susie. x

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector, dealer and palaeontologist who became known around the world for the discoveries she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Anning's findings contributed to changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.