L: 50 Objects, Stories and Discoveries from the Linnean Society of London

To launch our ‘Book of Treasures’, L: 50 Objects, Stories & Discoveries from The Linnean Society of London, meet the team behind the book, and hear how it evolved and about a few of the wonderful items within

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L: 50 book cover
L: 50 book cover

We will be celebrating the launch of L: 50 Objects, Stories & Discoveries from the Linnean Society of London. Written by staff, curators and Fellows of the Linnean Society, the book showcases 50 of the Society’s well-known and rarer treasures, including books, manuscripts, specimens and artwork dating from the late 15th century to today.

Please come to celebrate along side and listen to short stories behind these treasures from our beloved curators and Fellows and staff members:

Stephanie Holt: Natural History Museum, London, Ranit Bhuyan: The London Tea History Association, Mark Spencer: Hon. Curator (Botany), David Lowther : Durham University, Elaine Charwat: University College London, Glenn Benson: V & A

This event includes a lively discussion with our staff members Dr Isabelle Charmantier, Head of Collections, and Leonie Berwick, Special Publications Manager.

Please do register for this event - this will be online. Registration will close 24 hours before the event, and Zoom details will be sent out on the day of the event.

We hope to see you there to celebrate Natural History Collections!


Registration is mandatory. Registration will close 24 hours before the event. We will send the Zoom link to all attendees when registration has closed.

  • This event will take place online using Zoom video-conferencing.
  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential, and will close 24 hours before the event is set to begin
  • Once you have registered, just sit back and wait. You will be sent the joining links and details 24 hours before the event begins

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