The Linnean Society of London SOLD OUT
- The Linnean Society of London |
- Visit |
- Tuesday 21 October 2014 - 14:00 until 17:00
Founded in 1788, The Linnean Society is one of London's Learned Societies and the world's oldest organisation devoted to natural history. Named after Carl Linnaeus (1707- 1778), the society maintains the majority of his plant and animal research collections and library. It holds over 27,000 plant specimens from its first president Sir James Smith's collections, and owns portraits, prints and drawings of naturalists, including Charles Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker. The visit to the society's offices will include a talk and a tour of the rooms and vault where their collections are held. Refreshments will be served in the library.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.
Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BF