1st May 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Putting Flesh on Ancient Bones

The origins and early evolution of dinosaurs remain controversial. This is partially due to the challenging nature of many early dinosaur remains, which have suffered crushing, breakage or deformation during

16th May 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Evolution in the Genome

Studying Brightly-Coloured Tropical Butterflies to Understand Evolution and Speciation Since the time of Darwin, the remarkable mimicry seen among South American Heliconius butterflies has fascinated evolutionary biologists. These butterflies have

21st May 2019

10:00 am and 4:00 pm

Painting Summer Fruits and Flowers

This two-day course will aim to introduce students to some of the complexities of fruit painting and may be combined with painting flowers in watercolour. The composition may be juxtaposed

5th June 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Plants of the Qur’ān and other Religious Texts

Preserving Cultural History in a Changing World About 75 plants are mentioned in the Qur’ān and other Islamic texts and about 130 in Biblical texts. Most plants have a history

17th June 2019

10:00 am and 4:00 pm

Gain Confidence Drawing Nature

This course will provide participants with some approaches to making marks in an exploratory way to build overall confidence. In addition to drawing, the course will involve discussion and thinking

20th June 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

American Eden

David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic In 1801, a young New Yorker named David Hosack—soon to be chosen as attending physician at the duel

20th June 2019

6:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Naming the Unnatural: Cyborgs, Mutants, Chimera and Monsters

  Carl Linnaeus, along with other naturalists of 18th and 19th Century, did what humans do best: they created a grid, a system to try and slice up and understand

2nd July 2019

10:00 am and 4:00 pm

Painting Butterflies and Moths

This class will be a day of drawing and painting in watercolour butterflies from the Linnean Society’s handling collection. It will aim to provide a better understanding of the structure

19th July 2019

6:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Courtyard Late: Elements

Burlington House Courtyard Summer Late: ELEMENTS See the Burlington House Courtyard like never before and discover the six learned societies that reside here, furthering the study of art, history and