Seminars and events

What's on

    • 'Nativity' in the bone-bearing beds of Bethlehem

      'Nativity' in the bone-bearing beds of Bethlehem

      An Earth Sciences seminar

      23 July 2014 16:00

      Mineralogy Seminar Room

      Dr Rivka Rabinovich
      Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

      More information

    • Indefatigable Naturalists: Wallace and Darwin on the Evolutionary Trail

      Indefatigable Naturalists: Wallace and Darwin on the Evolutionary Trail

      Annual A.R. Wallace Lecture 2014

      30 July 2014 16:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Dr Jim Costa
      Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station and Professor of Biology, Western Carolina University

      More information

    • Daubenton placements

      Daubenton placements

      A collections management seminar

      7 August 2014 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Participants from the Natural
      History Museum, National
      Museums Wales and World
      Museum Liverpool share
      their experiences from Daubenton
      training visits.

      More information

    • Tomography for Scientific Advancement symposium

      Tomography for Scientific Advancement symposium

      A three day symposium

      1 September 2014

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      International speakers present 3 days of talks on advancements in computed tomography (CT) design, software and a wide range of scientific applications.

      Registration required, opens 6 May 2014.

      More information

    • UK Plant Evolution Meeting 2014

      UK Plant Evolution Meeting 2014

      A Centre for Ecology and Evolution event

      8 September 2014

      OFF-SITE

      Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

      A meeting aimed to strengthen and build the community of plant evolutionary biologists in the UK

      More information

    • Synthesis and international collection work

      Synthesis and international collection work

      A collections management seminar

      25 September 2014 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Rob Huxley
      An update on the Synthesis programme: outcomes and other international work.

    • VFactor - hear the facts! A year with the Diatom Collections

      VFactor - hear the facts! A year with the Diatom Collections

      A volunteer programme seminar

      9 October 2014 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Jovita Yesilyurt, Edgley Cesar and Ali Thomas

    • Partnership working: National case studies

      Partnership working: National case studies

      How can a natural science museum work with a local record centre effectively?

      4 December 2014 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Steve Hewitt
      Curator of Natural Sciences, Tullie House Museum and Gallery
      Teresa Frost
      Manager, Cumbria Records Centre

Seminar series on offer

The Natural History Museum hosts several series of specialist seminars aimed at collections management and research communities based within the Museum as well as externally. They provide:

  • expert views on current science
  • a forum for discussion 
  • an opportunity to develop scientific networking and collaboration

Collections management seminars

Collections management seminars are organised by the Collections Management Committee. They present up-to-date information relating to the care and conservation of collections across the institution and within museums generally.

Departmental seminars

Departmental seminars are organised by the earth and life sciences departments. 

Invited speakers present their latest research. Speakers include visiting specialists, students, staff and scientific associates. 

Science Forum 'SciFri' Talks

These are cross-departmental monthly talks, usually by external speakers, and replace the previous Research Committee Seminars. They are intended to be informal, contemporary, inter-disciplinary and cover a range of fields including the latest research, science policy, publishing, media, fieldwork and science methods.

Additional regular yearly events:

  • Earth Perspectives Lecture
  • Darwin's Birthday (February)
  • Young Systematists Forum
  • Annual Student Conference & Thackray Lecture

Find out more

Research seminar delegates networking while enjoying refreshments outside the Flett Theatre
Who can attend?

Discover who each specialist seminar series at the Museum is aimed at, and who can attend.

 

Front view of the Natural History Museum, London
Coming to events

Find out about entry to events, how to get to them, accessibility, and the special arrangements for external visitors to departmental seminars.

 

Delegates in discussion after a seminar at the Museum
Contacting organisers

Get information about who to contact if you would like to propose a seminar or attend a seminar which is not held in the Flett Theatre.

 

Interested in giving a seminar?

For further information, please contact the relevant event organiser.

Other events and seminars

CEE seminars

The Museum is a partner of the Centre for Ecology and Evolution, which fosters collaboration between researchers in London working on evolution and ecology.

Visit the calendar of CEE seminars

Other Museum events

The events mentioned on this page are aimed at specialist audiences. Discover what's on for families and other visitors, including Nature Live talks by our scientists. 

Nature Live talks