Final Programme for 350th anniversary meeting for John Ray’s “Catalogue of Cambridge Plants”, 1660: the first English “County Flora”
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.
Joint meeting to celebrate the 350th anniversary of John Ray’s Catalogue of Cambridge Plants, 1660: the first English “County Flora”
Cambridge University Library, Wednesday 3rd November 2010
PROGRAMME as of 10th October 2010
10.00 – Welcome, announcements
10.05 – 10.35: P. H. Oswald and C. D. Preston Reassessing Raven’s Ray
10.35 – 10.40: Discussion, questions
10.40 – 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30: Dr Karen Reeds The herbals in John Ray’s bookcase
11.30 – 11.35: Discussion, questions
11.35 – 12.05: Mark Hill John Ray’s mosses and liverworts
12.05 – 12.10: Discussion, questions
12.10 – 12.40: Alexander Wragge-Morley: Force, Signification and Ethics in
Ray’s Natural History
12.40 – 12 45: Discussion, questions
12.45 – 13.45: Break for lunch and viewing of exhibition
13.45 – 14.15: Prof Tim R. Birkhead John Ray – Zoologist
14.15 – 14.20: Discussion, questions
14.20 – 14.50: Paul Foster From County Flora to Parish Flora: Gilbert
“Flora Selborniensis” and Ray’s Catalogue (1660)
14.50 – 14.55: Discussion, questions
14.55 – 15.25: Prof R. J. Berry John Ray, Physico-theology and Afterwards
15.25 – 15.35: Conclusions, general discussion
15.35 – 16.00: Tea and close
The Meeting begins at 10 am and finishes by 4 pm, including lunch, with an associated exhibit. Arrangements have also been made for participants to meet up at early dinner in Cambridge.
Download Programme and Registration Form
For further information 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, SW4 6QU.