The Society for the History of Natural History is hosting a joint meeting at Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK on Wednesday 3rd November 2010 to celebrate the forthcoming publication by the Ray Society of the English translation of John Ray’s "Catalogus plantarum circa Cantabrigiam nascentium", originally published by John Field in Cambridge in 1660. This is the first English “County flora” as well as being the first of Ray’s many published works. For the first time, this publication will include the entire 1660 Catalogue and the short 1663 and 1685 Appendices, giving a complete text and with the addition of the modern equivalents to Ray’s plant names.This will be a one day event including lunch, with an associated exhibit. A Conference dinner will take place at the Côte Brasserie, 21-24 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UF at 6 pm. http://www.cote-restaurants.co.uk/Cote_Cambridge.html Speakers include Sam Berry, Tim Birkhead, Paul Foster, Mark Hill, Philip Osborn, Chris Preston, Karen Reeds and Alexander Wragge-Morley. If you would like to attend, please contact the Society for the History of Natural History Meetings Secretary, Gina Douglas, via e-mail: meetings(at)shnh.org.uk or by post to G. Douglas (SHNH), 23 Jeffreys Road, London W4 6QU.