Field Events

Monday 7 February

Oxford University Natural History Museum –
a Behind the Scenes tour

 

Where: Oxford University Natural History Museum, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW – meet just inside the main entrance to the Museum

How to get there: please click this link

When: 11:00am on Monday 7th February

What to expect: a tour lasting about 1 hour

Leader: Dr James Hogan,

To book a place on this outing: Please email Alison at field@abnats.org.uk
PLEASE NOTE: places are limited to a maximum of 15 people. EVERYONE wanting to attend must therefore email Alison, who will assign places on a ‘first come, first served’ basis!

What we will see and hear about:
Dr James Hogan, who is the Collections Manager for the Hope Entomological Collections will give us a tour of approximately 1 hour. We will have the chance to see some of the spaces in the Museum not normally open to visitors.
James will talk about the history of the Museum and its collections and show us some highlights, including specimens collected by Charles Darwin and other 19th century naturalists. He will also discuss more modern uses of the collections and the ambitious project the Museum is running called HOPE.

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COVID-19

Our Field Events always combine naturalists' interest with social interaction which would be difficult with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, which seem inevitable at the beginning of 2022. We regret that, depending on the development of the pandemic, Field Events may have to be cancelled at short notice . Please check this website for updates before setting off to events