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Stunning Victorian Botany Artwork Now Online

6th February 2018

We are delighted to announce that our collection of Margaret Rebecca Dickinson’s (1821-1918) botanical watercolours is now available to view on our website. We have refreshed the gallery and taken the […]


‘A Brief Compendium of Named and Unnamed Objects’ – an exhibition

2nd February 2018

The library at the Great North Museum: Hancock is currently displaying a free exhibition by artist Dr Michele Allen on philanthropy, titled ‘A Brief Compendium of Named and Unnamed Objects’. […]


Revisit NHSN Friday talks with ReCap

19th January 2018

Thanks to Newcastle University and following the change of venue to the Ridley Building, our Friday night talks are now being recorded using ReCap. The recording of each talk, accompanied […]


Celebrating NHSN’s achievements of 2017

10th January 2018

The New Year is always a good time to reflect on the previous year, and our latest NHSN newsletter includes our Annual Review. Our Chair, Jonathan Hewitt, shares his thoughts: […]


Urgent Support Needed for Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

9th January 2018

UPDATE (19/02/2018): previously, we asked you to submit objections by 31 January and then 14 February. There has still been no news regarding any progress of the development application, and […]


Merry Christmas, NHSN Volunteers!

15th December 2017

14 December was our annual volunteer Christmas party, the perfect time to thank everyone who helps us keep the Society up and running! NHSN is extremely lucky to have such […]


Dickinson Grant applications now open!

13th December 2017

We are now open to project applications for our Dickinson Memorial Fund. Thanks to the kind generosity of the Dickinson family, we have a yearly pot of £1-2000 to fund […]


Congratulations Chris!

6th December 2017

Congratulations to our trustee Chris Metherell, who started as the new president of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) on 25 November. Chris has a lifelong passion for […]


National Tree Week at GPNR

3rd December 2017

Tree planting at GPNR took place on 25 November as part of National Tree week (25 November – 3 December), which launches the winter tree planting season. Thanks to all […]


Diving in: Explore Your Archive week at NHSN

22nd November 2017

This week (18-26 November) is the annual Explore Your Archive week. Explore Your Archive is coordinated jointly by The National Archives (UK) and the Archives and Records Association (UK & […]