Seminars and events

What's on

    • Bringing the sabretooths back to life

      Bringing the sabretooths back to life

      A special Earth Sciences seminar

      28 April 2015 16:00

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Mauricio Anton
      Paleo-artist

      More information

    • Integrated Pest Management Awareness Day

      Integrated Pest Management Awareness Day

      A workshop and seminar

      30 April 2015

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      One-hour workshop (am or pm) and seminar 14.30-15.30


      Training for Natural History Museum staff. A limited number of places available for external colleagues. Please email Julie Reynolds for more information.

      More information

    • Developing Skills for Collection Managers

      Developing Skills for Collection Managers

      A seminar followed by a workshop.

      28 May 2015 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Nick Poole
      Director of the Collections Trust

    • Collection Standards Infrastructure Project - Environmental Standards

      Collection Standards Infrastructure Project - Environmental Standards

      A talk on standards for collections, display and storage and their implications.

      25 June 2015 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Chris Collins
      Head of Conservation, the Natural History Museum

    • Only time can tell: studying long-term evolutionary dynamics using resting eggs

      Only time can tell: studying long-term evolutionary dynamics using resting eggs

      A SciFri seminar

      26 June 2015 16:30

      Neil Chalmers Seminar Room

      Luisa Orsini
      University of Birmingham

    • 'The Greatest Living Naturalist' - the life and conflicts of Professor Richard Owen

      'The Greatest Living Naturalist' - the life and conflicts of Professor Richard Owen

      A SciFri seminar: The Annual SciFri Richard Owen Birthday Party

      24 July 2015 16:30

      Neil Chalmers Seminar Room

      Karolyn Schindler

    • Learning from Natural History Collections

      Learning from Natural History Collections

      Speakers presents how they put collections at the heart of their learning experiences and their educational approaches.

      27 August 2015 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      The Natural History Museum and others.

    • A Cultural Experience: Humanities Research at the Natural History Museum

      A Cultural Experience: Humanities Research at the Natural History Museum

      Humanities researchers share their experience of working in the Museum's Centre for Arts and Humanities Research.

      24 September 2015 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Julie Harvey
      Head of the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research, the Natural History Museum
      Victoria Pickering
      PhD student
      Dr Geoff Belknap
      Post-doctoral researcher

    • Curatorial Research and the Public

      Curatorial Research and the Public

      A talk about a project to understand the life and work of a Victorian ornithologist, Henry Dresser.

      29 October 2015 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Henry McGhie
      Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology (Honorary Scientific Associate, Faculty of Life Sciences), Manchester Museum

    • #naturedata

      #naturedata

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

      26 November 2015 14:30

      Flett Lecture Theatre

      Rob Huxley
      Project Lead, UK National Programme: Collections, Natural History Museum
      Nick Poole
      Director of the Collections Trust

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