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Norwich Naturalists: SHNH 2016 Summer Event & AGM


Norwich Naturalists: SHNH 2016 Summer Event & AGM

The SHNH – Society for the History of Natural History Summer 2016 event and AGM on Norwich Naturalists will be held on Friday 1st July 2016 at the Castle Museum Norwich, UK.

The meeting will focus on naturalists with links to Norwich and Norfolk. Speakers include:

  • Caroline Grigson on Sir Thomas Browne’s observations on animals, and
  • Tom Kennett, author of the forthcoming book on James Edward Smith, The Lord Treasurer of Botany, as well as
  • speakers on some of the more recent figures in Norwich and Norfolk natural history.

The programme will incorporate “behind the scenes” tours of the collections with the Curator, David Waterhouse, to include the Fountaine-Neimy collection of Lepidoptera.


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 field trip option at the weekend.

The Maids Head Hotel, 20 Tombland, Norwich NR3 1LB, near the cathedral precinct, has a bus stop nearby which serves the city centre close to the Castle Museum. It has reserved a limited number of double rooms for SHNH for the nights of 30 June/1 July and for 2 July and these will be held until 30 May. Please contact me if you wish to have more information on rates, availability or book one of these rooms.

The SHNH website will be updated as more information becomes available: see http://shnh.org.uk/events/

Gina Douglas
Meetings Secretary
meetings@shnh.org.uk