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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.

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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

Summer Excursion Programme published

See Events (main menu) for the Summer 2018 excursion programme or Click here for the Summer programme in PDF form and Click here for the Spring newsletter.

 

Forthcoming Events
(see the Events page for more details)


Saturday 7 July
Scarlett to Pooilvaaish - a volcanic landscape

Leaders - Dave Burnett, Leon Landels, Dave Quirk

Enjoy a leisurely walk from Scarlett to Pooilvaaish, stopping to look at the Scarlett Volcanics and some of the Castletown Limestone.  By examining the rocks we'll try to piece together what the Island was like 330 million years ago when conditions changed from shallow, tropical seas teaming with life to underwater volcanic eruptions.  Fossils, dykes, vesicles and pillow lavas will be explored to work out what they tell us about how the British Isles was changing at the time.  Car sharing to be organised for return to Scarlett.*  Wear walking boots and bring picnic lunch.

11am Scarlett car park SC258666

 

Wednesday 18 July
Raby Keeill “over view”        
Leader - Katie Newton

On private land the setting of this Keeill well rewards those prepared to make the steep climb to it.  Initially explored on the “Keeills and Cake” survey we will walk, see and talk about the findings of Kermode’s historical research and dig around the keeill site and, on the way back, Raby farmstead. Wear walking boots.

6.45pm Glenmaye car park SC235797

 


 

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.

 

2018 Excursion to Co. Down

Following on from our very successful trips to Dumfries & Galloway, and Anglesey, in September 2018 we are planning ito visit the sites and monuments, natural history and smuggling history of Co. Down in Northern Ireland, Details have already been sent to members and can also be read here - please note the deadline of 30th November 2017 for expressions of interest.

 

 

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 2018 Marshal Cubbon Student Bursaries have now closed..

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