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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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SHNH visit to Mrs Delany exhibition

SHNH members enjoyed a special visit to the Mrs Delany and her Circle exhibit at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.  Led by Gina Douglas, Meetings Secretary, members viewed the exquisite embroidery, botanical collages, drawings and garden designs of Mary Delany who was at the centre of artistic, literary, fashionable and political life in 18th […]

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