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Read the latest news and press releases from the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society.

Latest News

Planning Review Consultation

The IoM NHAS response to this consulation can be read here
 

Alliance for Building Conservation (ABC) / Buildings at Risk

More information on the Alliance for Building Conservation (which IoMNHAS founded) and the Buildings at Risk articles here
 

Isle of Man Studies

Isle of Man Studies vol XV (Proceedings of the IoM NHAS 2016-2017) was published December 2017, and has been posted to subscribing members. More details


Student Bursaries

The Society awards student bursaries of £250 each year.  For more information, and details of how to apply, see the Marshall Cubbon Student Bursaries page.
 

Traditional Buildings of Mann

Traditional Buildings of Mann is a new initiative, which aims to encourage local communities to take a more active interest in the traditional buildings in their area. Please visit the project website, or download a copy of our leaflet, for more information about the project and for details about getting involved. You can also read about the project in an article which was published in the Isle of Man Examiner. Please join us in learning more about the Island's traditional buildings.

Isle of Man Studies

Isle of Man Studies vol XV (Proceedings of the IoM NHAS 2016-2017) was published December 2017, and has been posted to subscribing members.  More details

Please contact the Membership Secretary for more information about ordering your copy of recent Proceedings.

All Proceedings

Welcome to the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society Website

Our objectives are the advancement of knowledge of natural history and human history and cultural development, especially in the Isle of Man and related countries. 

We organise events throughout the year - excursions in the summer and lectures in the winter.  Some are particularly suitable for children.

We publish many of the lectures in our Proceedings - now known as Isle of Man Studies

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Announcements

Winter Lecture Programme published

See Events (main menu) for the Winter 2018-2019 lecture programme or Click here for the Winter lecture in PDF form and Click here for the Autumn newsletter.

 

Forthcoming Events
(see the Events page for more details)

 

2019

Saturday 26 January

Dr Patricia Tutt
Neolithic Street Lighting, Christian Symbolism or Sexual Metaphor?

Dr Tutt substantially updates her illustrated lecture, originally given in the University of Liverpool Continuing Education series 2009, on the widespread and exuberant use of quartz in the Manx-built environment and landscape from the Neolithic period to the present day.
 

Saturday 16 February

Dr Rachel Crellin (University of Leicester), Dr Chris Fowler (Newcastle University) and Dr Michelle Gamble (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
New Evidence from Old Bones:  Results and interpretations from recent analyses of the Bronze Age and Neolithic human remains on the Isle of Man

As part of the Round Mounds of the Isle of Man project, between October 2016 and October 2017 the Neolithic and Bronze Age human remains stored at the Manx Museum were examined using modern osteological techniques for the first time.  The osteological analysis not only reveals new information about prehistoric burial practices and those who were buried on the Island during these periods, but also allowed the selection of samples for isotopic analysis and radiocarbon dating.  In this talk the speakers will bring together the results of these new analyses to talk about Neolithic and Bronze Age burial practices on the Island.

 


 

Isle of Man Studies (Proceedings IoMNHAS) vol XV

Isle of Man Studies volume XV has been despatched to subscribing members and is now available for purchase.

 

Alliance for Building Conservation (ABC) / Buildings at Risk

A full archive of the Buildings at Risk articles, and background information on the Alliance for Building Conservation (which IoMNHAS founded) can  be found on ABC's website www.abc.org.im

 

Student Bursaries

Applications for the 2019 Marshal Cubbon Student Bursaries opened on the 1st November 2018.

For more information, please see the Marshall Cubbon Student Bursaries page.