Past Events

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7-8 Jun10:30 AM - 6:00 PMAlfred Russel Wallace Centenary Unremitting passion for the beauty and mystery of the natural world - Alfred Russel Wallace Centenary Joint meeting of SHNH and the Linnean Society of London 
18-18 May10:00 AM - 4:30 PMCollectors and Collections in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter  SHNH Spring Meeting, Special General Meeting and AGM 
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4-9 Nov Mark Catesby's third centennial in America - celebrating his impact on our world   
27-27 Sep6:00 PM - 9:00 PMThe remarkable nature of Edward LearRobert McCracken PeckJoint SHNH & Linnean Society meeting 
19-19 May10:00 AM - 4:00 PMThe natural history of the Terra Nova expedition SHNH Spring Meeting & AGM 
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28-28 Oct10:00 AM - 1:00 AMAnchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Davies Sherborn, first President of SHNH and we will celebrate Sherborn's life with a one-day symposium.  
17-17 Sep9:30 AM - 4:30 PMWilliam Turner in the 1540s: a weekend conference in Morpeth, NorthumberlandDr Marie Addyman, Professor Peter Davis, Professor Alan Davison  
19-20 May10:00 AM - 4:00 PMFrom Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation: the history and development of menageries, zoos and aquariums A joint meeting, the co-sponsors being SHNH, The World Society of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the North of England Zoological Society (NEZS), to be held at Chester Zoo 
12-12 May10:00 AM - 7:00 PMVisions from the Blind Seer of Ambon - A celebration of Georg Everard Rumphius (1627-1702) and his Ambonese Herbal A joint meeting between the Linnean Society of London, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science and the Society of the History of Natural History.  
4-4 Apr11:15 AM - 11:45 AMRare geological books and maps: an auctioneer's perspectiveJulian WilsonJulian Wilson, Books and Manuscripts Specialist; Associate Director, Christies and SHNH member of Council will be speaking at the Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum and considering how some important individual geological books and maps have fared at auction through time. 
4-5 Apr10:00 AM - 5:00 AMConference on Geological Collectors and Collecting Organised by the History of Geology Group (HOGG) an affiliated group of the Geological Society of London, Includes talks, workshops, posters and behind-the-scenes tours and covers collecting of geological maps and books in addition to the collecting of fossils, rocks and minerals 
17-17 Feb6:00 PM - 7:00 PM1810 and All That: Robert Brown and nineteenth-century biologyProfessor David MabberleyProf. David Mabberley, Past President of SHNH - The Society for Natural History, will be speaking at the Linnean Society of London on the life of the Scottish botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858),'Jupiter Botanicus', 'Facile Botanicorum Princeps'. 
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3-3 Nov10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Celebrating the 350th anniversary of John Ray's Catalogue of Cambridge Plants, 1660: the first English County Flora Sam Berry, Tim Birkhead, Paul Foster, Mark Hill, Chris Preston, Karen Reeds and Alexander Wragge-Morley. This will be a one day event including lunch, with an associated exhibit to be held at Cambridge University Library, UK 
14-15 May10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCelebrating the life and work of Philip Henry GosseAnn Thwaite, John Rundle, Keith Hiscock, Geoff Moore, Catherine Levy, Chris Meechan, Ray Williams the life and work of the Victorian naturalist and writer Philip Henry Gosse, in celebration of the bicentenary of his birth. 
16-16 Apr2:00 PM - 4:00 PMMrs Delany and her Circle Exhibition organised by Sir John Soane's Musuem and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, USA 
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27 Mar - 28 Feb Darwin's Legacy: exploring diversity and evolution in the history of field biology The focus of the meeting will be on the history of natural history in the field and will include the oppotunity to visit the Natural History Collections of the National Museum Wales 


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