• Biological teaching collections
  • Haliclona species, sponge
The University of Leeds has at least three specimens from the HMS Challenger (1872-76) voyage in its teaching collections.

HMS Challenger and the University of Leeds

One, a manganese sample, is held in the School of Chemistry. The Other two form part of the biology teaching collections.

The University has a Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine where it is possible that further specimens might be found.

About The University of Leeds 

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to the nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. Today it is is one of the top UK universities for research and impact power.

Using the University of Leeds’ data

Permission has been given to use specimen information and photos in accordance with the HMS Challenger Project IPR Statement.