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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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Message from the President August 2010

Council had a good meeting on 29th July, at which we welcomed four new councillors – Professor John Edgington, Ms Miranda Lowe, Dr Isabelle Charmantier and Mr Julian Wilson.  In order to obtain a new, and younger, perspective on the business of recruitment and retention of members to the Society, Julian, Isabelle and Miranda were […]

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The exhibition ‘Colourful Encounters: Toucans and other Ecuadorian Birds’ by John Gould has opened at Henry Southeran Ltd, London until 30th July.

The antiquarian book shop Henry Sotheran’s on Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London, has opened the exhibition Colourful Encounters: Toucans and other Ecuadorian Birds by John Gould (1804-1881). 80 original hand-coloured lithographs of toucans are on display as well as images of other beautiful South American birds including hummingbirds and trogons. Taking place in the Antique Print […]

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Final Programme for SHNH Spring Meeting on Philip Henry Gosse Bicentenary Celebration

Spring Meeting and SGM/AGM Philip Henry Gosse Bicentenary Celebration: Celebrating the life and work of Philip Henry Gosse Friday and Saturday 14 and 15 May 2010 Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG, UK Friday 14 May 2010 10.00   Registration and refreshments (tea and coffee on arrival) 10.30   Welcome and safety announcements etc. 10.35   […]

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