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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 XVI (Proceedings of the IoM NHAS 2017-2019) was published 5th July 2019, 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 XVI (Proceedings of the IoM NHAS 2017-2019) was published 5th July 2019, and has been posted to subscribing members.  More details

Please contact the Hon Librarian for more information about ordering a 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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To comment on this site or any other matter relating to the Society please email secretary@manxantiquarians.com or go to the Contact page for how to get in touch with specific officers  

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Announcements

Winter Programme published

See Events (main menu) for the Winter 2019-2020 lecture programme or Click here for the Winter programme in PDF form and Click here for the Autumn newsletter.

 

Forthcoming Events
(see the Events page for more details)

2019

Saturday 19th October - The Manx Constitution: a constitutional anomaly?
William Cain
Based on a lecture which he gave at University College, Isle of Man, in December 2018, William Cain will explore the origins of the Manx Constitution in the Viking Age and its evolution and development to the present day.

Saturday 9th November - Gerald Gardner and Witchcraft
John Callow
The modern revival of Witchcraft, or Wicca, drew its most powerful inspiration from the work of Gerald Gardner (1884-1964), who lived and worked on the Isle of Man for the last thirteen years of his life. Through his Witches’ Mill museum in Castletown, he profoundly reshaped the public perception of the witch’s activities and art, refashioning and publicising his vision of Paganism and creating a highly successful tourist attraction, an important pillar of the Island’s tourist industry for more than two decades. This lecture looks at the role of the Isle of Man as the crucible of an ‘old magic’ that spawned a new world religion.

 

 

Isle of Man Studies (Proceedings IoMNHAS) vol XVI

Isle of Man Studies volume XVI was published 5 July 2019.

 

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 are now closed; applications for the 2020 round will open on the 1st November 2019.

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