Linnean Learning

Discover and share your curiosity in nature

Welcome to Linnean Learning!

Linnean Learning was established in 2009 to enable the Linnean Society to share its collections and wealth of scientific knowledge with wider audiences, including students and the general public, in order to inspire and engage the next generation with the natural world and biological sciences as a whole.

Whether you're an interested wanderer, a teacher of any age or a professional botanist, we think we have something for you to see, just click the tiles below. You can always get in touch at

Who was Linnaeus?

Carl Linnaeus is famous for his work in Taxonomy: the science of identifying, naming and classifying organisms.

Biomedia Meltdown Competition

Are you a teacher, library coordinator or community event organiser? Book workshops for BioMedia 2019-20 today!

Discovery Workshops

Discover a variety of interesting intimate workshops related to the whole scope of natural history.

Videos & Podcasts (Everyone)

Linnean Learning has created a variety of videos and podcasts that delve into the life of Carl Linnaeus, other key figures in biology and the special collections we hold at the Linnean Society.

Teaching Resources (KS1 - 4)

Linnean Learning has produced teacher resources to support primary and secondary teachers to bring biology alive in the classroom. We send Discovery Kits to schools for free, as well as posters, fact sheets, practicals and worksheets. Dive in!

The Linnean Society Student Conference 2020

Our second year of this public-facing, skills-building conference for students

OneZoom: Tree of Life explorer (Everyone)

OneZoom is an amazing interactive map of the evolutionary relationships between the 2 million species of life on our planet!

External Courses (Adults)

Interested in taxonomy or identification? Try one of these courses, ranging from leisure courses for complete beginners to professional qualifications.

Past Projects

Linnean Learning holds special events, competitions and conferences throughout the year. We also advertise external courses and have lots of nuggets of taxonomic knowledge to share!


The Curious Cases of Carl Linnaeus tells funny stories about his journey of scientific exploration. In this episode we learn about how Linnaeus attempted to make the world’s first flower clock and his key observations about the hidden lives of plants.