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Hunterian Art Gallery at 10.30am, Saturday 20th July Visit for SHNH Members

SHNH Members are offered a guided tour by Geoff Hancock, Curator of the exhibition ‘This Unrivalled Collection: The Hunterian’s First Catalogue’ at Glasgow University. The displays cover the history of the Hunterian Museum as told through objects selected from Captain Laskey’s ‘General Account of the Hunterian, etc.’ (1813). William Hunter’s collection, a complete museum of […]

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SHNH Meeting Exeter: last call for registrations and updated programme information

Saturday 18th May 2013 Collectors and Collections in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter  Museum opens at 10.00:   Registrations, tea/coffee on arrival 10.30 -10.55 Ron Cleevely: A brief re-appraisal of George Montagu’s contributions to Devon’s natural history 11.00 -11.25 Professor David Nichols: Percy Sladen: Echinoderm Collector. 11.30- 11.55 Dr Anne Secord: Mrs Griffiths and seaweed collectors […]

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John Thackray Medal 2013 – Call for nominations

Instituted in 2000 to commemorate the life and work of John Thackray, Past President of SHNH, the John Thackray Medal is awarded for a significant achievement in the preceding three years in the history of those areas of interest to the Society, that is the biological and earth sciences in the broadest sense. Recognition may […]

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Collectors & Collections in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Saturday 18th May 2013 SHNH Spring Meeting, Special General Meeting & AGM The Spring Meeting, Special General Meeting and AGM of the Society for the History of Natural History will be held at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3RX RAMM cares for a wonderful and diverse collection consisting of over […]

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Message from SHNH President November 2012

It is customary for any new president to introduce him/herself. First, I need to apologise that some of us, on the new SHNH Council, have had a very hard time recently (with bereavements and a very serious road traffic accident to deal with and we may not have been as responsive as people could wish. […]

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Archives of Natural History Vol. 39.2 now published

 The new issue of Archives of natural history Volume 39.2 is now published online. Please see contents and abstracts available on the website.  For convenience, the contents are also listed below. The complete set of Archives Volumes 1 – 39 are available to all SHNH members online. SHNH Members please note that you will need to […]

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Edward Lear’s other owl and pussycat are on display at the Royal Society

Edward Lear and the Scientists; a public display of rare and valuable books, drawings and lithographs, showcasing the fine zoological illustrations of Edward Lear, renowned for his nonsense poetry, including the famed The Owl and the Pussycat, has been unveiled. The Royal Society is celebrating the bicentenary year of Edward Lear (1812–1888) by exhibiting some of […]

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The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear Thursday 27th September

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear Speaker: Robert McCracken Peck at  The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF  on Thursday 27th September from 18:00 to 20:00 A joint meeting in the Rooms of the Linnean Society of London in association with the Society for the History of Natural History. This illustrated […]

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Andrea Kennedy winner of the 2012 William T. Stearn Essay Prize announced

Congratulations to Andrea Kennedy (University of Cambridge MPhil student 2011-12) for winning the William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize for 2012. This annual award is given by the Society for the History of Natural History (SHNH) for the best original unpublished essay in the field of history of natural history. Andrea’s winning entry was ‘The beauty of […]

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