Science events

The atmospheric Gallery 6 at Tring


26 November 2015 14.30 - 15:30

A talk about a pilot system aimed at directing and structuring natural science enquiries across the UK.


  • Dr Rob Huxley
    Project Lead, UK National Programme: Collections, Natural History Museum
  • Jo Wilbraham
    Project Manager #naturedata, Natural History Museum

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Venue: Flett Lecture Theatre

Booking: Free, but booking is essential. Natural History Museum staff do not need to book. To book,please email

Biotic Response to Environmental Change: Insights from Natural History Collections

27 November 2015 10.00-19.00

A day of talks about the impact of environmental change on biological systems. Followed by a wine reception.

View the full programme (PDF 305KB).

Venue: Flett theatre

Booking: Free, but registration is essential. Book your place (Eventbrite).

Our ocean in motion: How currents carry plankton, plastic and palaeoproxies, and the implications for climate

27 November 2015 17.15

SciFri talks

An overview of some recent work with Lagrangian particles, including applications to dynamical oceanography, marine ecology, palaeoclimatology and marine plastic.


  • Erik van Sebille
    Grantham Institute & Department of Physics, Imperial College London

Venue: Flett Theatre

Surveying the Museum’s flammable collections and its challenges. A dive into the unknown

30 November 2015 15.00

Core Research Laboratories Seminar


  • Konstantina Konstantinido
    Conservator, Natural History Museum

Venue: Neil Chalmers seminar room

Sackler Biodiveristy Imaging Lab (SBIL) update and slide digitisation workflows

14 December 2015 15.00

Core Research Laboratories Seminar

This talk will outline SBIL changes this year and basic best practice in the lab. A review of the DCP pilot projects on Slide Digitisation and an introduction to two new members of staff who will be continuing this work over the remaining time. 


  • Rebecca Summerfield
    Assistant MicroCT Operator and CT Data Processor, Core Research Laboratories, Natural History Museum
  • Vlad Blagaderov
    Sackler Biodiversity Imaging Laboratory Manager, Core Research Laboratories, Natural History Museum

Venue: Neil Chalmers seminar room

Types of seminar

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

  • expert views on current science
  • a forum for discussion 
  • an opportunity to develop 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 and the core research laboratories. 

Invited speakers present their latest research. Speakers include:

  • visiting specialists
  • students
  • staff
  • scientific associates.

Science Forum 'SciFri' Talks

These are cross-departmental monthly talks, usually by external speakers.

They are informal and inter-disciplinary covering a range of fields including:

  • latest research
  • science policy
  • publishing
  • media
  • fieldwork
  • science methods.

Additional regular yearly events:

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

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.

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