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Victoria Louise "Tori" Herridge, born 1980, is a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in London and one of the founders of Trowelblazers, which celebrates women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists.



Herridge graduated with a first class degree in biology from University College London in 2002. After a master's degree at Imperial College London, she returned to University College London to gain a doctorate with a thesis titled "Dwarf Elephants on Mediterranean Islands: A Natural Experiment in Parallel Evolution". Her research addressed evolution of island mammals during the Pleistocene period and their responses to extreme climate change.[1][2] She is a founding editor-in-chief at the open access journal Open Quaternary.[3]

Science communicationEdit

Herridge delivered the 2012 Charles Lyell Award lecture at the British Science Festival[4] and co-wrote Who Do You Think You Really Are? for the Natural History Museum. The film was a Premier Award Winner in 2011.

Herridge presented the 2016 Channel 4 series, Walking Through Time and co-presented Britain at Low Tide with archaeologist Alex Langlands.[5][6]


  1. ^ Herridge, Victoria; Lister, A.M. "Extreme insular dwarfism evolved in a mammoth". Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 279: 3193–3200. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0671. PMC 3385739. PMID 22572206.
  2. ^ "Dwarfism". The Geological Society. 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
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  4. ^ "British Science Festival 2012 – Focus on Geoscience". Geoscience Lines. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  5. ^ Channel 4: Britain at Low Tide
  6. ^ "Channel 4 announces two new commissions featuring Dr Tori Herridge". Channel 4. 15 Jun 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.

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