21st September 2019

10:00 am and 5:00 pm

Open House London 2019

See the Burlington House Courtyard like never before

9th October 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Linnean Society Lunchtime Lecture–Unravelling the Ecology of Invasive Non-Native Species

Invasive non-native (=alien) species are increasing at unprecedented rates globally and there is no sign of saturation. The need to predict invasions to inform biosecurity is widely acknowledged but challenging;

17th October 2019

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Linnean Society Evening Lecture–Badgers, Bees and Biodiversity: Can we really have an Evidence-Based Environmental Policy?

Science Policy Lecture 2019 In association with the Systematics Association The talk will explore the interplay between science and policy in the environment. It will discuss the different roles of

23rd October 2019

10:00 am and 5:00 pm

Linnean Society Day Meeting–Palaeobotany and Palynology

This year the Linnean Society Palaeobotany and Palynology Specialist Groups will be holding a joint meeting. The focus of the talks will be current techniques in palaeobotany and palynology and

30th October 2019

12:30 pm and 1:00 pm

Linnean Society Lunchtime Lecture–Not the Sincerest Form of Flattery: The Puzzle of Imperfect Batesian Mimicry

Cheating is rife in nature. For example, some palatable prey deceive predators by resembling defended or unpalatable “model” species. This form of deception, known as Batesian mimicry, provides some exquisite

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