London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

LNHS Events

The LNHS events programme is one of the most varied and active of a natural history society. Its field and indoor meetings encourage the interaction of beginners and experienced naturalists.

The LNHS programme for Mar 19 to Aug 19 can be downloaded as a PDF format file.

n.b. Edward Milner authored "The Trees of Britain and Ireland" not as stated. 

 

Indoor events

These usually consist of talks, slide shows or discussions. Indoor meetings are held at several venues:

  • Burgh House, Hampstead, is a new venue which the Bird Club are using for indoor meetings. See the map here, and their website. Handy tip - If you want to visit the Burgh House museum and exhibitions first, and maybe the charming little garden and The Buttery Cafe, but realise that there is an hour and a half between the house and cafe closing and first arrivals for the talk at 6.30pm (for a 7pm start), there is a very civilised pub (The Wells) opposite the house, not to mention the delights of the rest of Hampstead (inc. the Heath if you fancy an evening walk), just minutes away.
  • Seminar and Learning Centre, Sherfield Building, Imperial College (South Kensington, SW7 2AZ) is labelled as building no.20 on this Map. Walking from South Kensington Underground station, take the pedestrian tunnel that leads towards the museums. Follow the tunnel to its furthest extent. On leaving the tunnel in Exhibition Road, turn left to reach the college campus.

Outdoor events

These are field meetings or guided tours. Lunch and Tea should be brought on all whole-day meetings. You do not need to have a car - where the programme says 'cars needed' this is to remind drivers they will need to pick up people at the station or meeting point. At meetings involving cars, those receiving lifts are expected to contribute to the cost of petrol used.

Coach trips

These go to well-known wildlife sites in the South and East of England. Bookings must be made in advance using the booking form that is mailed to members. It can also be downloaded here. Members can bring guests (at the same rate per person) so long as they are included on the booking form. The coach trip organiser is Neil Anderson Tel: (020) 8578 2464.

Members are asked not to travel to coach meetings independently, although in some cases the organiser may be prepared to allow this if application is made in advance.

Coaches normally leave from the road alongside the south entrance to Embankment Underground station. Occasionally they can pick up at a second point en route on the outskirts of London (check with organiser). Bear in in mind that engineering work and weekend line closures are taking place on the Underground - please check in advance whether your route to Embankment station will be affected.

Full programme

London Bird Club

Unravelling Bird Migration Download as iCal file

When Tuesday, 12 November 2019,  7:00pm -  8:30pm
Migration is one of the wonders of the natural world. Recent technological advances has led to some fascinating insights into the migratory behaviour of a wide range of species that occur in the UK and elsewhere. This talk will draw upon examples of migration from around the world. It will discuss the technology that scientists are using such as satellite tagging that have unveiled the amazing and hazardous migratory journeys of iconic species, as well as discuss some of the challenges they face.

About the speaker:


Rob Sheldon
Rob Sheldon has worked in nature conservation for almost 20 years, including 12 years with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Since 2013, he has been the Chair of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, The Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME). Most recently he has worked for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) as the Director of the King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre (KKWRC) in Saudi Arabia. He now works freelance as a consultant through RDS Conservation.

Doors open at 6.00pm for AGM at 6.30pm. Talks commences at 7pm after AGM.
Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London, NW3 1LT. FREE admission sponsored by John Beaufoy Publishing & Jetwing Safari Camp Yala.
Location Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT, UK