Colour fossil animals – May 2013: Using experiments to understand fossil colours. Courtesy of Patrick Lynch of Yale University.


RSSSE – June 2013: Prehistoric colours in fossil insects and feathers – the exhibit from the 2013 Royal Society Summer Science exhibition. Courtesy of Tim Cockerill and Sander Loite of Imperial University.



Why palaeontologist? – June 2013: Why did I become a palaeontologist? Courtesy of Mandy Luo of Bristol University.

Dinosaur feathers – July 2014: Complex feathers in a Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur. Courtesy of Stephen Bean of UCC and Saint-Thomas production.



Fossil Wonderlands – January 2015: UCC research featured on BBC’s series ‘Fossil Wonderlands’: Dr Maria McNamara showing Prof Richard Fortey how fossilization experiments help us understand the preservation of colour in fossils.


Cork Science Festival – November 2016: UCC research at the Cork Science Festival: Dr Maria McNamara explaining (as Gaeilge) how we study colour in fossils animals.


Quercus lecture – February 2017: The value of scientific outreach: Maria speaks to UCC’s most talented students (Quercus programme).




Women on Walls – March 2017: Women on Walls is a campaign by Accenture in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits.

Irish Association for Women in Geosciences launch – February 2018: The IAWG is an international chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), an organisation that helps to foster professional advancement and retention of female geoscientists by providing financial support, professional development and leadership opportunities, and advocating on behalf of women geoscientists across the globe.–M4&