History of teaching natural history: Registration open
The Society for the History of Natural History (SHNH) and the Horniman Museum are holding a joint meeting on the history of teaching Natural History.
This two-day meeting will present the history of different teaching practices and methods for the earth and life sciences, primarily focussing on schools and universities. It will have two major themes: the history of teaching natural history within institutional facilities, and the history of teaching natural history in the outdoor arena.
Friday 10 October: The history of teaching Natural History: in the Field
Speakers will include a keynote address by Jim Costa, in his role as Director of the Highlands Biological Station, NC., as well as Dawn Sanders and David Robinson. Topics will include university field stations, school nature gardens, a school natural history society and the early days of geological instruction.
Saturday 11th October: The history of teaching Natural History: within the Institution
Speakers will include presentations on the history of teaching of Darwinism, and the history of instructional methods and approaches in the life and earth sciences, as taught in schools, universities and museums in the UK, Sweden and Germany. Poster presentations will also be available at the meeting.
To register for the event, please download the Registration form The History of teaching Natural History and return to the SHNH Meetings Secretary.
The Horniman has been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, the collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collections. For more information on the museum and gardens visit http://www.horniman.ac.uk/home
Hotel list and Access to the Horniman Museum from central London
Detailed transport information and links can be found on the Horniman Museum website: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/getting-here
The Horniman Museum is a short uphill walk from the station at Forest Hill with bus connections (176, 185,197 & 356) from outside the station.
There are two main routes from central London:
London Bridge Rail station (Northern line underground) via Southern Rail Canada Water (Jubilee Line underground) using London Overground.
Accommodation suggestions within 30mins to one hour of the Horniman Museum & Gardens, Forest Hill, London.