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 of Ray’s many published works. For the first time, this publication will include the entire 1660 Catalogue and the short 1663 and 1685 Appendices, giving a complete text and with the addition of the modern equivalents to Ray’s plant names.
This one day event is being held at the Cambridge University Library on Wednesday 3rd November 2010. Speakers include Sam Berry, Tim Birkhead, Paul Foster, Mark Hill, Chris Preston, Karen Reeds and Alexander Wragge-Morley who will cover a number of aspects of Ray’s work.
Joint meeting to celebrate the 350th anniversary of John Ray’s Catalogue of Cambridge Plants, 1660: the first English “County Flora”
Cambridge University Library, Wednesday 3rd November 2010
PROGRAMME as of 9th September 2010
10.00 – Welcome, announcements
10.05 – 10.35: P. H. Oswald and C. D. Preston Reassessing Raven’s Ray
10.35 – 10.40: Discussion, questions
10.40 – 11.00: Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30: Mark Hill John Ray’s mosses and liverworts
11.30 – 11.35: Discussion, questions
11.35 – 12.05: Dr Karen Reeds Ray’s use of 16th C herbal/travel literature
(to be confirmed)
12.05 – 12.10: Discussion, questions
12.10 – 12.40: Alexander Wragge-Morley: Force, Signification and Ethics in
Ray’s Natural History
12.40 – 12 45: Discussion, questions
12.45 – 13.45: Break for lunch and viewing of exhibition
13.45 – 14.15: Prof Tim R Birkhead John Ray – Zoologist
14.15 – 14.20: Discussion, questions
14.20 – 14.50: Paul Foster From County Flora to Parish Flora: Gilbert White’s debt to Ray’s Catalogue (1660)
14.50 – 14.55: Discussion, questions
14.55 – 15.25: Prof R. H. Berry John Ray, Physico-theology and Afterwards
15.25 – 15.35: Conclusions, general discussion
15.35 – 16.00: Tea and close
The Meeting begins at 10 am and finishes by 4 pm, including lunch, with an associated exhibit. Arrangements have also been made for participants to meet up at early dinner in Cambridge.
If you would like to attend, please download the registration form. John Ray Conference Programme and Registration Form.
For any further information please contact the Society for the History of Natural History Meetings Secretary, Gina Douglas, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to G. Douglas (SHNH), 23 Jeffreys Road, London W4 6QU.
Image: John Ray. Source: Wikimedia Commons