Our programme for 2020

Details are added here as soon as meetings are arranged and confirmed.

All indoor meetings in 2020 will be held at 7.30 pm in the Main University Building, Park Place, Cardiff University CF10 3AT. Please look for the signs in the main entrance hall to direct you to the right lecture room.

 Indoor Meetings 2020


Wednesday 15 January
Members' Evening
CNS members’ short illustrated talks.
Wednesday 29 January
Welsh Mineral Classics
A look at Wales' rich geological diversity
Tom Cotterell
Tuesday 18 February
Harold Augustus Hyde (1892-1973): a pioneering palynologist
Dr Harold Augustus Hyde was appointed Keeper of Botany at the National Museum of Wales in 1922, a post he held until his retirement in 1962. He published extensively on the Welsh flora, but his most important work was considered to be on aeropalynology (airborne pollen and spores). Hyde became the 63rd President of the Cardiff Naturalists Society in 1935.

In the Reverton Lecture Theatre, University Main Building.
Dr Heather Pardoe
Thursday 27 February (*)
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

This is a joint meeting with the Cardiff Group of the Wildlife Trust South and West Wales.
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main University Building, Cardiff University, Park Place
Laura Evans
Wednesday 4 March
The Mount Elgon Tree Growing Project
Maria will talk about her 2 months spent on the Welsh Government’s International Learning Opportunities Programme with the Mount Elgon Tree Growing Project in Mblale, Uganda, which is twinned with Pontypridd. 

In Room 1.25, Main University Building.
Maria Golightly
Monday 9 March
Student Bursary Evening
1st speaker = Francesca Rowlands, Biosciences Prize award winner 
2nd speaker = Dan Rouse: A tale of bird conservation in Wales

In the Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University Main Building.

Francesca Rowlands

Dan Rouse
Wednesday 18 March
Crayfish. Oliver Brown (NRW) will talk about native crayfish on another occasion (date TBC).

Oliver Brown

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