Ready to inspire you this winter, after a two-year wait, in-person NHSN Talks returned on Monday 3 October
Since 1854, NHSN has held public natural history talks sharing research, news, and exciting discoveries about the natural world. Talks once took place in the Hancock Museum, now in Newcastle University’s Curtis Auditorium they bring together enthusiasts across the North East to learn about and enjoy the natural world.
In 2020, the pandemic meant that face-to-face talks were no longer possible. Instead, talks were shared online for you to enjoy. We know many of you enjoyed these but know too that lots of you missed coming together in person. Now, we’re excited to announce that your talks will be returning to in-person talks this autumn with a few exciting changes made possible by your support.
You said, we listened. We know that Friday is not the best night of the week for lots of people and following a survey of NHSN members and students, we’ll be moving talks to Monday evenings. This will help share North East nature with more people than ever before.
What’s coming up ?
As more exciting talks are added, we’ll update the table below ensuring you’re kept up to date with the latest announcements. For more information, please click on the links below but there is no need to book.
Shared online too
Many of you enjoyed catching up with NHSN Talks online. To ensure you have the best of both worlds, we’ll be recording all our talks for YouTube too. These will be published around one week after the talk, ensuring you’re able to catch up at a time which works for you.
Delivered by passionate students and practitioners and named after the year NHSN was founded, your 1829 Talks are returning too. These short talks share exciting research from early-career naturalists. Join us at the earlier time of 18.29 to meet the fresh faces making waves in wildlife conservation and ecology. These will also be uploaded to YouTube.
Join us from Monday 3 October
From Monday 3 October talks will take place weekly until Monday 5 December in Newcastle University’s Curtis Auditorium.
Come along from 18.00 for a drink, to socialise and get seated. Your 1829 Talks will begin at 18.29 followed by the evening’s main talk at 19.00.
A complete program of talks can be found here.