6th November 2019

9:30 am and 5:30 pm

Linnean Society Day Meeting–Celebrating Alfred Russel Wallace

A “Central and Controlling Incident”: Celebrating The Malay Archipelago and the Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace 2019 is the 150th anniversary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s landmark travel memoir The Malay

6th November 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Linnean Society Lunchtime Lecture–The Wonderful Biology of Bryophytes

This presentation explores the biology of the second most speciose group of land plants; mosses, liverworts and hornworts. Understanding their biology is the key to explaining how plants colonised land

14th November 2019

3:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Geological Society Public Lecture: Volcanoes and past climate: adventures with deep carbon

Free lecture at 3pm and 6pm. For more information visit the Geological Society website.

14th November 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Linnean Society Evening Lecture–Sixty years in Asian Rainforests: How Systematics could Support their Anthropocene Future

Sir Julian Huxley Lecture 2019 In association with The Systematics Association Renowned naturalist, forest botanist and one of the founders of tropical ecology, Peter Ashton, recounts how ten years spent

21st November 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Francis Hamilton’s Gangetic Fishes – An Ichthyological Masterpiece ahead of its Time

Francis Hamilton (nee Buchanan) was a Scottish naturalist employed as a Surgeon of the Honourable East India Company. Starting off as a knowledgeable botanist, he soon developed an interest in

28th November 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Murder Most Florid: Botany and the Crime Scene

This lecture accompanies the launch of Dr Spencer’s book, Murder Most Florid, which explores how plants and other components of the environment can help crime scene investigators. Botany has been

2nd December 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Linnean Society Evening Lecture–Linnaeus in Lapland: Parasites, Reindeer and People

Founder’s Day Lecture In the summer of 1732, the Swedish botanist and physician Carl Linnaeus journeyed through Lapland. His travel account is not only often cited as the earliest first-hand

11th December 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Linnean Society Lunchtime Lecture–Butterflies and Biodiversity: The Challenges and Opportunities

Butterflies are charismatic insects that engage public interest, hence they are used as a flagship for conservation in many developed nations. However, even in butterfly species-rich areas, their full potential

12th December 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Linnean Society Lecture–Music and Birds: A Violinist’s View

Christmas Lecture 2019 In this talk, we explore the connections between great composers of both the human and avian worlds: from Mozart’s beloved pet starling to Vaughan Williams’ ascending lark.