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Natural History Talks

On Friday evenings from October to March, we invite experts in the natural world to give inspiring lectures on a broad range of topics.

Friday Night Talks

Join us Friday evenings from October through March for inspiring lectures on the natural world.

Friday night talks are preceded by shorter lectures in our 1829 Talks series, presented by early-career scientists and current researchers in a variety of topics.

See Talks, Events & Activities for upcoming talks.

Join us for a talk

Talks are held in the Ridley Building, in room RIDB2.1.65, at Newcastle University. Please see map for details.

On-site parking is limited to blue badge holders only. There is a public car park directly opposite the Ridley Building on Claremont Road.

Entry to the Ridley Building is from 6.00pm. Please join us for tea, coffee and biscuits and an opportunity to socialise before the talks.

Our 1829 talks begin at 18:29 and are 15 minutes.

Our main talks are from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Speakers  give an illustrated presentation for 45 mins-1 hour and then open the floor for questions.

Non-members are very welcome to attend. We ask that they kindly make a donation on the night to support these lectures.


Ridley Building, Newcastle University

Previous talks

Thanks to our collaboration with Newcastle University our talks are now being recorded. Talks are available as slideshow presentations with accompanying audio recordings.

For NHSN members

NHSN members can browse all previous talks through the Members’ Area of the website.

For everyone

We’ve been sharing a selection of natural history talks on our blog for everyone to enjoy.