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Cabinet of Natural History

This research seminar is concerned with all aspects of the history of natural history and the field and environmental sciences. The regular programme of papers and discussions takes place over lunch on Mondays. In addition, the Cabinet organises a beginning-of-year fungus hunt and occasional expeditions to sites of historical and natural historical interest, and holds an end-of-year garden party.

All seminars are held on Mondays at 1pm in Seminar Room 1. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Organised by Jules Skotnes-Brown (jasb2).

Michaelmas Term 2019

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14 October Kevin Edwards (University of Aberdeen)
Marginalia in the 'bible' of pollen analysis
21 October Paul Sampson (Rutgers University)
The lungs of a ship: labour, medicine and the maritime environment, 1740–1800
28 October Cabinet Annual Fungus Hunt
4 November Nathan Smith (Zoology, Cambridge)
It takes a village: the life and legacy of Henry Thomas Soppitt (1858–1899)
11 November Matt Holmes (CRASSH, Cambridge)
Hybrid or chimera? Reinterpreting the botanical exchange of William Bateson and Erwin Baur
18 November Joanne Green (HPS, Cambridge)
'We the tormentors, the destroyers': death, emotions and gender in entomology
25 November Cancelled
2 December Cancelled