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Treasures of the Month
Every month, we focus on one object (text/book/illustration/specimen) to bring you its hidden story
Stories from our Collections
From colourful personalities to mysterious specimens, read the tales our curators and staff find within old books, journals, collected specimens...
A new natural history course for UK 14-16-year-olds has the potential to enhance understanding, appreciation and protection of the natural world
28th April 2022
Scott Zona was one of Carlquist's doctoral students and a close friend till Carlquist passed away last December. Scott portrays Carlquist as not just as a brilliant scientist but also a dedicated mentor and imperfect human being, like all of us.
25th April 2022
From studies in freshwater fish diversity in Sri Lanka to Ethiopian flora, from ground-breaking work in palaeobiological data to innovative techniques in coral reef recovery — 2022's list of outstanding work in the natural sciences
6th April 2022
Assistant Archivist Luke Thorne examines this totally legit paper about a series of mysterious fossils that were unearthed on the grounds of an estate.
1st April 2022
This International Women's Day, we celebrate some of our scientific champions—suggested by our staff and members—from the years before 1905