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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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Birds, books and business: the life of Victorian ornithologist Henry Dresser. Manchester Museum SHOWCASE lecture on Wednesday 28th April at 15.00.

You are warmly invited to the Manchester Museum SHOWCASE lecture on Wednesday 28th April at 15.00. Henry McGhie, Head of Natural Environments and Curator of Zoology, the Manchester Museum. 3-4pm: Kanaris Lecture Theatre 4-4.30pm: discussion, tea & coffee Museums are filled with collections that were built up through the private passions of many people. Understanding […]

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