Seminars and events

What's on

    • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) awareness

      Integrated Pest Management (IPM) awareness

      A collections management training day

      8 May 2014

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Includes case studies and a talk on the new European Biocides directive by Robert Child (former Head of Conservation at the National Museum of Wales).

    • Woodward150: fossil fishes and fakes

      Woodward150: fossil fishes and fakes

      An Earth Sciences symposium

      21 May 2014

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      An all-day event celebrating the life and work of fossil fish specialist Sir Arthur Smith Woodward.

      More information

    • Biodiversity Biobanking: Building a Trusted Community of Accessible Genomic Collections

      Biodiversity Biobanking: Building a Trusted Community of Accessible Genomic Collections

      An international conference

      30 June 2014

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Global Genome Biodiversity Network conference
      At the Natural History Museum, London, and the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

      More information

    • Sounds of Australia: Part 1

      Sounds of Australia: Part 1

      A collections management Seminar

      3 July 2014 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Margaret Cawsey
      Curator of Data, Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.

    • 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

    • 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