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 […]Read more
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.Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
A message from SHNH President, Professor Arthur MacGregor Never heard of him!” Don’t worry – you haven’t been asleep while I toiled my way through the ranks of the professional naturalists: if I mention that most of my career was spent at the Ashmolean Museum and that my last such appointment was as director of […]Read more
In receiving the award Jim said: “It is a great honour to be awarded the Founders’ medal, as I have always aspired to the union of historical, bibliographical and scientific insight encouraged by the Society. The list of previous winners is remarkable. Several of them — particularly Joan Eyles, Martin Rudwick, and Gordon Herries Davies […]Read more
Backgrounds are first provided on the Code and on printing and publishing over the last 250 years. The compilers then bring together reports on 148 books and 121 periodicals in zoology which, between them, present almost all the challenges that can make date determination problematic. The reports provide links to the published authorities and are […]Read more
‘The curious Mister Catesby: a “truly ingenious” naturalist explores new worlds’.
A comprehensive and lavishly illustrated new study of the man and his work, with over 185 color illustrations, published by The University of Georgia Press (2015).