Seminars and events

What's on

    • The state of the arc, the straight of the arc, the strain of the arc

      The state of the arc, the straight of the arc, the strain of the arc

      An Earth Sciences seminar

      13 January 2015 16:00

      Mineralogy Seminar Room

      Prof Colin Macpherson
      Department of Earth Sciences, University of Durham

    • International Mountmakers Forum

      International Mountmakers Forum

      UK kick-start event

      15 April 2015 13:00

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Free event, registration required.

      More information

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