A presentation about dinosaurs in North Africa will be held in Dorchester on Valentine’s Day.

Shortly after the launch of the Natural History Museum’s Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure, Professor David Martill will deliver a talk at Dorset County Museum about the geology of a number of dinosaurs that lived in the north of Africa in the past.

As part of this event, which has been titled 'In search of dinosaurs in the Moroccan Kem Kem', professor Martill will discuss the search for the colossal theropod Spinosaurus along the Cretaceous Kem Kem beds fringing the tafilalt of south east Morocco along with other magnificent, prehistoric creatures.

Mr Martill is a professor of paleaobiology in the school of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Portsmouth where he teaches vertebrate palaeontology.

His main research interests are the exceptional preservation of fossils, the palaeobiology of pterosaurs and Mesozoic vertebrate communities.

The event will begin at 7pm – though the doors will be opened at 6.30pm - though accommodation at the museum will be restricted due to the temporary exhibition Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure. As space is restricted, tickets will cost £3 for members of the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society, and £5 for non-members.

Tickets are available online or can be booked through the museum shop by calling 01305 756827.

For further information contact the museum, or visit dorsetcountymuseum.org