macad Glasgow Natural History Society: Lectures and Tutorials

Winter Programme

Meetings will be held in the Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, except where otherwise indicated, and will begin at 7.00pm. Where there are two lectures listed for an evening, each will last about 30 minutes.

At the start of most meetings there will be a short time when members can present their recent observations: these can be short talks (about 2 minutes), or interesting specimens, or photographs. It will be helpful if members intending to make such a presentation can let Roger Downie know in advance: email Roger.


Tuesday 18th
7.00pm Lecture: Evolution education in Scotland, and around the world; Roger Downie

Tuesday 9th
7.00pm Lecture 1: Orchid bee responses to human disturbance in tropical forests; Laura Allen
Lecture 2: Observations on the behaviour of juvenile cuckoos, 2007−2017; Darren O’Brien

Thursday 8th
7.30pm Bower (Botany) Building Seminar Room
(jointly with Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens and the Glasgow Treelovers Society)
Lecture: The adventures of three Perthshire plant hunters in the Pacific northwest:
Archibald Menzies, David Douglas and John Jeffrey; Syd House

Tuesday 13th
7.00pm Lecture 1: Did we find the wildlife in Ayrshire? Helen Embleton
Lecture 2: Floristic biodiversity in fragmented tropical landscapes; Emily Waddell

Wednesday 28th
5.00pm Graham Kerr Building Lecture Theatre 1 (jointly with University of Glasgow)
Blodwen Lloyd Binns Lecture: Surviving the Anthropocene − a story of biological gains
as well as losses; Chris Thomas

Tuesday 11th
Christmas buffet dinner- see Newsletter for details and booking form;
includes Lecture: Dead useful − what strandings can tell you about the marine environment; Andrew Brownlow


Tuesday 8th
7.00pm Lecture 1: Re-homing Ratty − balancing the needs of urban water vole populations
with redevelopment in Glasgow; Robyn Stewart
Lecture 2: Predicting the future − from house sparrow behaviour to population change; Ross MacLeod

Tuesday 12th
7.00pm Photographic Night: members’ slides or digital slide shows,
plus results of this year’s PhotoScene competition; see Newsletter for details

Thursday 14th
7.30pm Gregory (Geology) Building Lecture Theatre (jointly with the Geological Society of Glasgow)
The Heath Robinson world of the Triassic; Nick Fraser.

Thursday 7th
6.30pm Graham Kerr Building Lecture Theatre 1 (jointly with University of Glasgow Exploration Society)
Glasgow University Expeditions 2018 Report Back

Tuesday 12th
6.30pm Annual General Meeting, followed by:
7.30pm Lecture: Freshwater invertebrates in Scotland: their importance and conservation; Craig Macadam

Tuesday 9th
7.00pm Graham Kerr Building Lecture Theatre 1
Lecture 1: The Pantanal: the world’s biggest wetland; Tony Payne
Lecture 2: Biodiversity monitoring on the University of Glasgow campuses;
Lauren Blackman and Ivan Casas Gomez-Uribarri

Tuesday 14th
7.00pm Graham Kerr Building Lecture Theatre 1 (jointly with Paisley and Hamilton Natural History Societies)
Lecture: John Russell Malloch and Alexander Cuthbertson − two Glasgow naturalists
who made a global impact on Dipterology, the study of flies; Geoff Hancock.

Tuesday 11th
Summer Social: see Newsletter for details and booking form

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