Professor Christopher Dobson FRS, Master of St. John’s College
Cambridge and Honorary Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, delivered the annual
Heron-Allen Lecture: "New Approaches to Understanding and Preventing
Neurodegenerative Diseases", at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, at 5.15
p.m. on Friday 2 March 2012.
The Society’s Newsletter No.20 was published. Articles included:
‘Unseen Corsica by EH-A, 1921’, by Francis Beretti; ‘With the Plethora
of Heron-Allen Pseudonyms, did the Persona of Flavian Heron-Allen
really exist’, by Barbara P. Mahoney and John P. Mahoney; and ‘Edward
Heron-Allen and the Jessie Alice Palmer Bequests’ by Timothy J. McCann.
Francis Beretti’s article, ‘Impressions de Voyage en Corse, par Edward
Heron-Allen, (avril-mai 1921) Journal inedit, presente, traduit et
annote’, was published in Bulletin de la Societe des Sciences
Historiques & Naturelles de la Corse, no.734-5 (2011), 27-84.
The Society’s Twelfth Annual Symposium was held on Saturday 30 June
2012 at the Allen Room, Dean Street, London, at 10.15am., when the
theme was ‘Edward Heron-Allen and some Women of his Acquaintance’, The
talks included Timothy J. McCann on ‘”Nocturnes, Novels and
Necromancy”: Blanche Roosevelt, Edmund Downey and Edward Heron-Allen’;
John P. Mahoney and Barbara P. Mahoney on ‘The Queen of Bohemia and the
Poems and Passions of the Boy, Omar: Selina Dolaro’s and Edward
Heron-Allen’s “Mes Amours”’ and John E. Whittaker’s, ‘Helene Bargmann ‘
“The Last Last”’. The talks were followed by the Society’s AGM and
lunch at Il Siciliano’s.
The Society’s Newsletter No.21 was published. Articles included
‘Twelfth Annual Symposium’; by Juliet Field; ‘Edward Heron-Allen and
the Scholar’s Stone’, by P.J.E. Kershaw; ‘A Genealogical Tour of Selina
Simmonds Belasco Dolaro (1849-1889)’ by John P. Mahoney and Barbara P.
Mahoney; ‘Mystery solved – Selina Dolaro’s final resting place’ by Joan
Navarre; and ‘A Letter from Lundy’ by John E. Whittaker.
The Independent published an article on the Christmas Cards made up of
foraminifera exchanged between Edward Heron-Allen and Arthur Earland
under the title ‘the shell-loving scientists torn apart by a
mystery woman’, in its issue of 24 December.
On the same day, Giles Miller, posted a blog on the subject, on the
Natural History Museum website.