RAMM’s Toadstones on the BBC
21 October 2016
Toadstones from RAMM’s geology collection will feature in the BBC Radio 4 programme Natural Histories – Toads on Tuesday 25 Oct at 11.00am.
Considered precious stones in Tudor times and valued for their magical and medicinal properties, toad stones are even mentioned in Shakespeare’s As You Like It:
Sweet are the uses of adversity;
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in the head
RAMM’s geology consultant Roger Taylor will discuss how fossilised fish teeth came to be associated with toads.
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