Why are the ears of the arctic fox very small? How is a badger adapted to digging deep burrows? How did Charles Darwin’s study of finches and tortoise shells on the Galapagos Islands lead to his monumental work ‘On the Origins of Species’? These are some of the questions that Y8 were asked to ponder on at the Eton Natural History Museum. More than 16,000 specimens and displays are housed at the museum, exploring themes including Thames Valley wildlife, biodiversity, evolution, and ecology. Our pupils were given a variety of tasks focusing on classification and adaptations in the animal kingdom. A big thank you to the curator of the museum, Mr George Fussey for his inspiring and entertaining lecture.