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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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Announcements

WINTER PROGRAMME 2021-22

ALL LECTURES ARE HELD IN THE MANX MUSEUM LECTURE THEATRE,
KINGSWOOD GROVE / CRELLIN’S HILL, DOUGLAS; 
FOLLOWED BY TEA
LECTURES START AT 2.30 P.M. AND ARE FOLLOWED BY TEA
 

Saturday 11 December
Robert Stimpson
Sir Frank Gill - Global Telephone Pioneer, Dynamic Leader of the creation of the BBC
Born in Castletown, Frank Gill became regarded as the greatest telephone engineer outside America; his achievements literally spanned the globe - including Antarctica, where Gill provided the ultimately ill-fated 1910 Robert Falcon Scott expedition to the South Pole with special telephones. On the wider stage, Gill’s work spanned over 20 countries and he received Royal awards from monarchs in Spain, China and Japan. Indeed, his telephone systems had been blessed by Bishops and opened by Kings! He was the fundamental driving force in the setting up of the British Broadcasting Company or BBC, and in the Second World War, Gill ran the company which made the British equivalent of the German Enigma machine.


2022

Saturday 22 January
Fenella Logan
Maughold Parish Church:  a structural analysis
The fabric of Maughold Church has a long history, influenced by socio-religious, political and economic change. As one of the oldest buildings in continuous use on the island, a timeline for the evolution of the church over its 1,000 year (plus) existence is proposed. This proposal has been developed through a thorough structural analysis of the building, consideration of how its fixed features relate to one another, reviewing all available sources and studying the remaining architectural fragments.

 

Isle of Man Studies (Proceedings IoMNHAS) vol XVII

Isle of Man Studies volume XVII has had some COVID-lockdown delays but is in press.

 

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 2022 bursaries will be accepted from 1 November 2021. For more information, please see the Marshall Cubbon Student Bursaries page.