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Celebrating the 350th anniversary of John Ray’s Catalogue of Cambridge Plants, 1660: the first English “County Flora”, 3 November 2010

The Joint meeting between the Society for the History of Natural History and the Ray Society to celebrate the 350th anniversary of John Ray’s Catalogue of Cambridge Plants, 1660: the first English “County Flora” took place in Cambridge University Library, on Wednesday 3rd November 2010.  The Morison room provided an ideal venue for the event, giving […]

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Global GREEN AWARDS™ 2010

Our patron Sir David Attenborough CBE will be attending the 5th Annual GREEN AWARDS to accept the inaugural green ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his committed efforts to broaden public understanding of environmental issues. The gala dinner takes place on 2nd December 2010 at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London. This year, the global GREEN […]

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The CHOCOLATE CONNECTION: Hans Sloane & Jamaica Press Release

Lloyd Library and Museum partners with the Art Academy of Cincinnati to announce The CHOCOLATE CONNECTION: Hans Sloane & Jamaica November 6, 2010 through January 31, 2011 Press Release for immediate release 20 October 2010 The Lloyd Library and Museum proudly announces its Fall/Winter exhibits. The CHOCOLATE CONNECTION: Hans Sloane & Jamaica, a rare and […]

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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 […]

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Full series of Archives of natural history now available online

SHNH Editor, Dr Charles Nelson reports that the uploading of the electronic versions of the back issues of Archives of natural history, including the earliest volumes which had the title Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, on to the journal’s site at Edinburgh University Press is now completed. All volumes from 1 […]

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Winner of the 2010 W. T. Stearn Student Essay Prize is announced

The Society for the History of Natural History is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2010 W. T. Stearn Student Essay Prize is Nils Petter Hellström, who has recently completed his M.Phil. in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. His essay, entitled ‘The tree as evolutionary […]

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Updated Programme for meeting on 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 to celebrate the publication of the English translation of John Ray’s Catalogus plantarum circa Cantabrigiam nascentium by the Ray Society. Originally published by John Field in Cambridge in 1660, this is the first English “County flora” as well as being the first […]

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From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation: the history and development of menageries, zoos and aquariums

The Spring meeting in 2011 will be  “From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation: the history and development of menageries, zoos and aquariums”.  It is a joint meeting, the co-sponsors being SHNH, the North of England Zoological Society (NEZS), the Linnean Society of London, the Bartlett Society and The World Society of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), to […]

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New volumes added to Archives of natural history online

SHNH Editor, Dr Charles Nelson reports that the uploading of the electronic versions of the back issues of Archives of natural history, including the earliest volumes which had the title Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, on to the journal’s site at Edinburgh University Press is now nearly completed. All volumes from […]

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