Seminars and events

What's on

    • Investigating potential impacts of climate change

      Investigating potential impacts of climate change

      - on species' ranges in the Falkland Islands

      A Life Sciences seminar

      28 November 2014 11:00

      Neil Chalmers Seminar Room

      Rebecca Upson
      UK Overseas Territories team, The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    • Nightshades - the paradoxical plants

      Nightshades - the paradoxical plants

      A SciFri talk

      28 November 2014 11:00

      Neil Chalmers Seminar Room

      Dr Sandy Knapp
      Life Sciences Department

    • NHM Collection Environments - What You Should Know!

      NHM Collection Environments - What You Should Know!

      A science facilities seminar

      1 December 2014 13:00

      Neil Chalmers Seminar Room

      Gill Comerford

    • What are the benefits of natural history museums working with local record centres?

      What are the benefits of natural history museums working with local record centres?

      A collections management seminar

      4 December 2014 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

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

      More information

    • 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

    • Climate Confusion:  Lessons and Pitfalls in the study of Climates Past

      Climate Confusion: Lessons and Pitfalls in the study of Climates Past

      An Earth Sciences seminar

      9 December 2014 16:00

      Mineralogy Seminar Room

      Professor John Lowe
      University of London

    • Mechanical, chemical and virtual fossil preparation tecniques as research facilitators

      Mechanical, chemical and virtual fossil preparation tecniques as research facilitators

      A science facilities seminar

      15 December 2014 13:00

      Neil Chalmers Seminar Room

      Matt Friedman

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