Programme for March 2015


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A programme of events is published four times a year and includes lectures, museum open days, field meetings, study groups, coach visits and social activities.  Our events are open to everyone!


 

MARCH

 

Tuesday

3rd Mar 7:30pm

Geology

Lecture

Mynydd Parys”

Speaker:  Gary Morse

Chairman:

Ray Chapman

Gary is a member of the Russell Society who catalogued our mineral collection.  This Anglesey copper mine was once the largest in the world and has left a legacy which is both stark and beautiful.

Wednesday

4th Mar 2:30pm

Zoology

Lecture

The state of Britain’s wildlife

Speaker:  Jonathan McGowan

Chairman:

President

Covering: conservation, re-wilding, natives and non-natives, losses and gains.

Saturday

7th Mar 2:30pm

Arch & History

Lecture

The Legacy of the Battle of Agincourt 1415

Speaker:  Prof Anne Curry

Chairman:

Robert Aitkenhead (HA)

Joint meeting with the Historical Association.  Anne is Professor of History at Southampton University and the author of ‘The Hundred Years War’, ‘Agincourt :A New History’ etc

Tuesday 10th Mar

12:30pm Museum Meeting

Tuesday 10th Mar

7:30pm Assembly (an opportunity for all members to contribute ideas and opinions).

Wednesday

11th Mar 2:30pm

Geography

Lecture

“Roman Britain”

Speaker:  John Smith

Chairman:

Martin Western

John will be discussing measurement, construction and signalling in Britain.


National Science Week: Friday 13th – Sunday 22nd

Saturday

14th Mar

Young Explorers Group (10:00 – 12:30pm)

Theme: “Astronomy”    Please see website for details.

Saturday

14th Mar 2:30pm

Astronomy

Lecture

A selection of 10-minute talks, following on from the Young Explorers that morning

Speaker:James Fradgley

Chairman:

Tony Ruth

This will include a talk on Earth-line Exoplanets and some audience participation.

Monday 16th Mar

Trustees Meeting

Tuesday

17th Mar 7:30pm

Science

Lecture

Understanding, valuing and Managing Dorset ‘s Coastline over 50 years

Speaker:Professor Vincent May

Chairman:

Grenham Ireland

Professor May has a long and distinguished working lifetime in geological management and tourism over 50 years.  For over half a century, he has been studying the local coasts.  This has included investigating changes to cliffs and beaches, recommending geomorphological sites for national conservation and being involved with the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. 

Wednesday

18th Mar 2:30pm

Museum

Study Group

Treasures from our own shelves: Lithics, Pottery and Artefacts

Leader:

Renate Haupt

In the Museum Room.

Saturday

21st Mar 2:30pm

Science

Lecture

Once in a whale!

Speaker:Bethany Palumbo

Chairman:

Grenham Ireland

Bethany restored one of our birds, and has recently been involved with restoring the Oxford NHM whale skeletons

Tuesday

24th Mar 7:30pm

General

Lecture

Jane Gone Wild

Speaker:  Jane Goodfellow

Chairman:

John Cresswell

Journalist, Field Guide and Artist, Jane Goodfellow spent 6 months living in a tent in African game reserves while studying to become a Field Guide/Game Ranger.  Her talk will be illustrated with photographs of the furry, feathery and scaly and leafy life-forms she encountered.

Wed 25th Mar

No lecture

Saturday

28th Mar 2:30pm

President’s Address

Tuesday

31st Mar 7:30pm

Entomology

Lecture

Every Garden Should be a Wildlife Sanctuary                  

Speaker:Mark Spencer

Chairman:

President

Mark has been a gardener by profession for 40+ years and an entomologist as an amateur, for even longer.   This will be an attempt to persuade the audience that every garden can be improved for both wildlife and their own enjoyment at little or no cost.

           

 

 

 

Our events are open to Everyone!

 



 

Bournemouth Naturally events do not require booking unless stated. All talks are held in the Lecture Hall at the Society premises. Visitors please consider leaving a suggested donation of £3, or why not become a member of our Society? Your donations and member subscriptions are vital so we can continue to run such a varied programme of events throughout the year and maintain the museum building and its collections. We hope to see you soon!