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Thomas Bewick drawings on display in the Out of Place exhibition at the Hatton Gallery – Saturday 10 August 2019

Thomas Bewick drawings on display in the Out of Place exhibition at the Hatton Gallery – Saturday 10 August 2019

You are in for a treat if you visit artist Mark Fairnington’s installation at the Out of Place exhibition currently on at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University. Original drawings by […]

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Who was the Artist Sarah Dickson?

The archive of the Natural History Society of Northumbria contains a large collection of botanical paintings by Victorian artist Margaret Rebecca Dickinson (1821-1918). We do have a small amount of […]

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Thomas Bewick’s Art Treasures Return to Newcastle

A small collection of original woodblocks by Thomas Bewick, the Newcastle artist, naturalist and master wood engraver, were purchased by the Society, on the 26 November 2013, with the aid […]

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Grace Hickling

Grace Hickling (1908-1986) had a long association with the Farne Islands as a researcher and conservationist. She become the public face of the islands and played a key role in ensuring that they were recognised nationally for their importance as a habitat for seals and seabirds. 

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Evelyn Mary Lobley

Evelyn Lobley (1902-1977) was a self-taught expert in the identification of bog mosses and Sphagnum.

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Dr Marie Victoire Lebour

Thanks to the work of Northumbrian native Dr Marie Lebour (1876-1971), we now have an unprecedented view into the life of our seas. An expert on crustaceans, molluscs and microplankton, her books and research papers are still in use by scientists and students today. 

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Catharine Hodgkin

Catharine Hodgkin (1864-1946) was, in 1936, the first woman to be elected to the Council of the Natural History Society of Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne. She was an active member for over 40 years and was noted for her work ringing birds on the Farne Islands in Northumberland.

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A Brief Compendium of Named and Unnamed Objects

(29th January – 17th March 2018) Local artist Dr Michele Allen installed a small exhibition of her work in the Library at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Spring 2018. The exhibition featured a selection of photographs along with selected items from the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

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Albany Hancock and Thomas Henry Huxley Correspondence

The Natural History Society of Northumbria's Archive contains a fascinating wealth of historical correspondence between many eminent scientists of the Victorian era

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Kathleen Bever Blackburn

Kathleen Bever Blackburn (1892-1968) was a naturalist and academic botanist.

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