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Exhibition “The Museum of Ordinary Animals

However, this exhibition puts these everyday species front and centre. It investigates some of the profound impacts they have had on humanity and the natural world, where they came from, and the extraordinary things we have learned from them. We have invited them into our homes as pets; their role in our diets has changed […]

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SHNH announces its medal winners Edward C. Dickinson and Tom Kennett

SHNH Council is delighted to announce the medal winners for the Founders Medal and the John Thackray Medal for 2017. SHNH FOUNDERS’ MEDAL The SHNH Founders’ Medal 2017 has been awarded to Edward C. Dickinson for his substantial contribution to the study of the history and bibliography of natural history. In receiving the award Edward […]

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Professor Tim Birkhead – awarded the SHNH Founders’ Medal

In receiving the award Tim said: For a number of different reasons, receiving the Founders’ Medal means a great deal to me. In the 1980s, a friend who knew of my ornithological interests asked me about some bird name she had come across in the local rector’s game book from the 1700s. They were: the […]

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SHNH announces its awards and welcomes new Council Members

SHNH Council thanks it retiring members of Council for their hard work on behalf of the Society:  Ms Jo Hatton, Dr Sachiko Kusukawa, Dr Leucha Veneer and Professor Ray Williams and welcomes Mr Jack Ashby and Dr Clemency Fisher to Council following election at the Society’s AGM.

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Norwich Naturalists: SHNH 2016 Summer Event & AGM

Programme Friday 1st July Norwich Castle Museum opens at 10.00:   Registrations, tea/coffee on arrival 10.30 – 12.30 Morning session:    10.30 – 11.00  Hugh Torrens William Smith in Norwich/Norfolk 11.10 – 11.40  Caroline Grigson: Sir Thomas Browne’s observations on animals 11.50 – 12.20  Tom Kennett: James Edward Smith Norwich Naturalist & founder of the Linnean Society […]

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Norwich Naturalists: SHNH 2016 Summer Event & AGM

Please contact the SHNH Meetings Secretary if you would like more information or wish to contribute to the programme. This will be a day meeting, held in the Town Close Auditorium, from approximately 10.00 – 17.00 (with the AGM likely to take place immediately after lunch). It is hope to be able to offer a […]

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