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Talks and other activities covering all aspects of natural history, including botany, conservation, ecology, entomology, geology, palaeontology, zoology etc. See web page http://www.cnhs.org.uk/ for full details, and additional activities not listed here (we have excursions, field-trips, etc. in summer instead of talks).

Due to ongoing restrictions, talks this autumn will be held online by Zoom, starting punctually at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge for the online talks.

Your video and audio will be off when you join in order to give maximum bandwidth to the speaker. At the end of the talk chat will be enabled to ask questions, or you can raise your virtual hand.

The talk may be recorded and if so, CNHS members who cannot join the event (or who wish to watch it again) will be sent a link to allow them to view it at their leisure.

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Truffles in a warming world

Part of the Cambridge Festival - free admission

UserUlf Büntgen, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge..

HouseLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 31 March 2022, 19:00-20:30

Fenland Flora

To be added to the mailing list to receive the login for Zoom events, email webmaster [at] cnhs.org.uk

UserOwen Mountford, Fenland Flora project.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 24 March 2022, 19:30-21:00

How many butterflies are there in the Western Palaearctic?

To be added to the mailing list to receive the login for Zoom events, email webmaster [at] cnhs.org.uk

UserMartin Davies.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 17 March 2022, 19:30-21:00

Measuring and Monitoring Surface Melting on an Antarctic Ice Shelf

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UserRebecca Dell, Scott Polar Institute.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 10 March 2022, 19:30-21:00

Lower Wood

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UserDuncan Mackay.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 03 March 2022, 19:30-21:00

Peatbogs

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UserBrian Eversham, Chief Executive, Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 24 February 2022, 19:30-21:00

Using Sound to Study the Behaviour of Wild Wolves, Coyotes and Jackals

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UserArik Kershenbaum.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 17 February 2022, 19:30-21:00

The Fenland Flora

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UserOwen Mountford, Fenland Flora project.

Housevia zoom .

ClockFriday 11 February 2022, 19:30-21:00

Photographing the Wonders of the Insect World

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UserAnn Miles.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 10 February 2022, 19:30-20:45

The Bird Room at the Museum of Zoology

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UserDaniel Field.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 03 February 2022, 19:30-20:45

** Audience Choice **

The choice will be made by participants' vote at the start of the meeting.

UserJonathan Shanklin.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 27 January 2022, 19:30-20:45

The Convention on Biodiversity and conservation in the Caribbean

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UserEllie Devenish-Nelson and Howard Nelson.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 02 December 2021, 19:30-20:45

The launch of the online NatHistFest

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UserCNHS Members.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 25 November 2021, 19:30-21:00

A Trillion Trees - A trillion reasons to thrive!

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UserApril Bagwill.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 18 November 2021, 19:30-20:45

Chemical warfare (and co-operation) in the garden

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UserGwenda Kyd, Author.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 11 November 2021, 19:30-20:45

Biodiversity of the Hobson's Brook corridor

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UserDr Steve Boreham.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 04 November 2021, 19:30-20:45

Restoring habitat for the Iberian lynx

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UserDr Harriet Allen, CNHS President.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 21 October 2021, 19:30-20:45

Trees for Streets

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UserSimeon Linstead, Project Director for Trees for Streets.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 14 October 2021, 19:30-20:45

The future of nature conservation and the Wildlife Trusts’ 30:30:30 vision

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UserBrian Eversham, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants.

Housevia zoom .

ClockThursday 07 October 2021, 19:30-20:30

TO BE ADJOURNED - AGM

AGM WILL BE ADJOURNED

UserAGM.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 30 April 2020, 18:45-19:00

CANCELLED - A trillion trees – A trillion reasons to thrive!

CANCELLED

UserStuart Dainton, Head of Trillion Trees WWF-UK.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 26 March 2020, 18:45-20:30

CANCELLED - Seasearch

CANCELLED

UserPaul Mylrea, Director of Communications for Cambridge University.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 19 March 2020, 18:45-20:30

Natura Urbana (film and discussion)

Part of the Cambridge Science Festival - free admission

UserMatthew Gandy, Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography.

HouseLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 12 March 2020, 18:45-20:30

Three mammals: otters, bats and hedgehogs

UserPeter Pilbeam, Jo Chesham and Carole Baber.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 20 February 2020, 18:45-20:30

The Kingfishers Bridge Nature Reserve

UserJames Moss (the Reserve Manager) and Stephen Tomkins.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 30 January 2020, 18:45-20:30

Floreana: Rebirth of an island in the Galapagos

UserMark Collins, past chair of the Galapagos Conservation Trust.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 23 January 2020, 18:45-20:30

Chalk streams of Cambridgeshire

UserRuth Hawksley, Water for Wildlife Officer at the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs & Northants.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 16 January 2020, 18:45-20:30

CNHS Seasonal Social

Tickets £10 to be purchased in advance.

UserMembers' Event.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 05 December 2019, 19:00-21:00

Members' enthusiasms

UserRod Mulvey - John O’Boyle - Ben Greig.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 28 November 2019, 18:45-20:30

NO TALK

User .

House(no venue).

ClockThursday 14 November 2019, 18:45-20:30

The Last Dog? Wolves in the Highlands of Ethiopia and elsewhere

Part of the Festival of Ideas - free admission

UserKevin Hand.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 24 October 2019, 18:45-20:30

Changes: the Bird Life of Cambridgeshire - for better or for worse?

Part of the Festival of Ideas - free admission

UserBob Jarman.

HouseLarge Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site.

ClockThursday 17 October 2019, 18:45-20:30

CNHS bat & moth trapping night

Book by emailing president@cnhs.org.uk with your name and phone number, in case we need to cancel because of bad weather.

UserDuncan Mackay.

HouseMeet at north end of Riverside 'Millennium' foot/cycle bridge..

ClockSaturday 28 September 2019, 19:00-21:00

NatHistFest: 100th Conversazione

Cambridge’s oldest celebration of citizen science

UserFree Public Exhibition.

HouseConservation Science Lab, 1st Floor, Zoology Department, New Museums Site, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ.

ClockSaturday 13 April 2019, 10:00-17:00

NatHistFest: 100th Conversazione

Cambridge’s oldest celebration of citizen science

UserFree Public Exhibition.

HouseConservation Science Lab, 1st Floor, Zoology Department, New Museums Site, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ.

ClockFriday 12 April 2019, 13:00-18:00

Tree rings at the interface of archaeology, biology, climatology and ecology

UserUlf Büntgen, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 04 April 2019, 18:45-20:00

Exploring the Natural World: an Orchestral Concert

Tickets £10 (children free) from tickets@cnhs.org.uk or on door

UserCambridge Concert Orchestra.

HouseWesley Methodist Church, Christs Pieces.

ClockSaturday 30 March 2019, 19:30-21:30

Farming of the future: Alternative options for agriculture & conservation

Part of Cambridge Science Festival - free admission

UserAbigail Burns.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 21 March 2019, 18:45-20:00

Creating a wildlife tour with the Arctic Sami

Part of Cambridge Science Festival - free admission

UserKevin Hand.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 14 March 2019, 18:45-20:00

Hyde Park: a history through trees

UserGreg Packman, Arboricultural Officer at the Royal Parks.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 21 February 2019, 18:45-20:00

Venom

UserLeah Fitzpatrick, Imperial College London/Natural History Museum.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 07 February 2019, 18:45-20:00

FairWild: collecting and trading wild-collected products sustainably

CNHS talk & social - tickets £10

UserAnastasiya Timoshyna/TRAFFIC International.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 06 December 2018, 18:45-21:30

Wildlife photography

UserJoshua Harris, CU Nature Society.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 15 November 2018, 18:45-20:00

Foula: Edge of the World

Part of the Festival of Ideas - free admission

UserSam Buckton.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 25 October 2018, 18:45-20:00

The riparian meadows of Cambridge

Part of the Festival of Ideas - free admission

UserChris Preston.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 18 October 2018, 18:45-20:00

Romanian meadows, their problems and conservation

This will be followed by drinks and refreshments until 9.30pm – further details will be sent by email but there will be a charge and booking will be required.

UserLouise Bacon.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 07 December 2017, 18:45-20:00

Trees, hedges and woodland management

UserSimon Damant, Forester at the National Trust Wimpole Hall estate.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 24 November 2016, 18:30-20:00

Slugs and snails

UserBrian Eversham, Chief Executive of the local Wildlife Trust.

HouseDavid Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St., Cambridge, CB2 3QZ.

ClockThursday 06 October 2016, 18:30-20:00

Learn to use a microscope

Booking essential and there will be a small charge. See website for details.

User..

HouseDepartment of Zoology, Downing Street, CB2 3EJ.

ClockThursday 03 March 2016, 18:30-20:30

Birdsong - what's all the noise about?

UserTony Fulford, Ely Wildspace, and Dept. of Zoology.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 18 February 2016, 19:30-21:00

Ants: ecology, behaviour and importance

UserBrian Eversham, Chief Executive of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 04 February 2016, 19:30-21:00

Title to be confirmed

UserJonathan Shanklin.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 15 October 2015, 19:30-21:00

Presidential Address on “Garden ecology”, and AGM

Please note earlier start: 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm

UserMark Hill.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 16 April 2015, 19:00-21:00

Fungal Foray

Admission free for CNHS members & Friends of CUBG. Garden entrance fee for others.

User..

HouseCambridge University Botanic Garden, Brookside Gate entrance.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2014, 13:30-16:30

Presidential Address and AGM

Please note earlier than usual start time.

UserJonathan Shanklin, President, Cambridge Natural History Society.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 10 April 2014, 19:00-21:00

The age of the collector: the founding and development of the Woodwardian and Sedgwick Museums

UserKen McNamara, Director of the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge University.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 03 April 2014, 19:30-21:00

Insect biodiversity in Cambridge – rare species in our urban meadows

UserAlex Dittrich, Dept. of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 20 March 2014, 19:30-21:00

The Great Fen – out of the past and into the future

UserAlan Bowley, Natural England Senior Reserves Manager.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 13 March 2014, 19:30-21:00

Visit to the University Herbarium, Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Booking in advance essential.

User..

HouseCambridge University Botanic Garden.

ClockThursday 06 March 2014, 19:00-21:00

A brief history of fungi on plants

UserAli Ashby, Cambridge University Dept. of Plant Sciences.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 13 February 2014, 19:30-21:00

Five weeks that changed the world: Darwin and the Galapagos

UserJohn Parker, ex-Director, Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 06 February 2014, 19:30-21:00

A View from Nine Wells

UserSteve Boreham, Cambridge University Dept. of Geography.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 23 January 2014, 19:30-21:00

Eyespots and scents on butterfly wings

UserPaul Brakefield, Director of Cambridge University Museum of Zoology.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 21 November 2013, 19:30-21:00

Chalk streams and their management

UserRuth Hawksley, Water for Wildlife Officer for the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 14 November 2013, 19:30-21:00

Pollution and wildlife – practical problems for nature conservation in England

UserAlastair Burn, Principal Specialist in environmental impacts for Natural England.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 07 November 2013, 19:30-21:00

Hardwick Wood, past and present

UserVince Lea, voluntary warden for Hardwick Wood.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 17 October 2013, 19:30-21:00

Saving Asia's vultures

UserKevin Hand, wildlife tour leader for ACE Cultural Tours.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 10 October 2013, 19:30-21:00

Overlooked wildlife

UserBrian Eversham, Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 03 October 2013, 19:30-21:00

A shag in Madingley and a porpoise at Earith: the 'Fauna Cantabrigiensis' of the Rev Leonard Jenyns (1800-1893)

Note: This talk will be held in room LAB107 in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University.

UserTim Sparks.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 107), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 04 April 2013, 19:30-21:00

Visit to the University Herbarium

Note: CNHS members only, as numbers are restricted.

User..

HouseCambridge University Botanic Garden.

ClockThursday 21 March 2013, 19:00-21:00

Diseases of ash and other trees round the world

Note: This talk will be held in room MEL001 in the Mellish Clark Building, Anglia Ruskin University.

UserOliver Rackham.

HouseMellish Clark Building (MEL 001), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 07 February 2013, 19:30-21:00

Giving wildlife an edge on the Middle Level waterways

UserCliff Carson, Environment Officer, Middle Level Commissioners.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 15 November 2012, 19:30-21:00

What is a fungal foray?

Note this is on FRIDAY 19th October (not Thursday as usual).

UserHélène Davies.

HouseLord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockFriday 19 October 2012, 19:30-21:00

Evening visit to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Note earlier time. Admission by ticket only (see details of event).

UserKen McNamara.

HouseSedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

ClockThursday 22 March 2012, 19:00-21:00

50 years of conservation

UserVince Lea, Louise Bacon, and Merlin Fox.

HouseLord Ashcroft International Business School (LAB 005), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 02 February 2012, 19:30-21:00

Mammals and milk

UserHayley Frend, Department of Pathology.

HouseLord Ashcroft International Business School (LAB 005), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 24 November 2011, 19:30-21:00

A botanist on Mull

UserLynne Farrell, Botanical Recorder for Mid-Ebudes.

HouseLord Ashcroft International Business School (LAB 005), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 17 November 2011, 19:30-21:00

Cacti in Chile and in cultivation

UserClarke Brunt, British Cactus & Succulent Society.

HouseLord Ashcroft International Business School (LAB 005), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 20 October 2011, 19:30-21:00

Stromatolites

UserKen McNamara.

HouseMellish Clark Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

ClockThursday 24 March 2011, 19:30-21:00

Fungi and Woodland History

UserProfessor Oliver Rackham.

HouseDavid Building, Anglia-Ruskin University.

ClockFriday 12 October 2007, 19:30-21:00

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