First Wednesday talk: 1st Mar 2017
David Hirst – Curious Naturalists

 

David Hirst takes an affectionate look at some of the people from the north of England who have contributed to a better understanding of our natural world. From hermits and heretics to Squires and seafarers, this is a story of eccentric adventure, derring-do, scientific curiosity and armchair deduction

In a time-travelling tour we’ll find out about how Anglo Saxon seafarers in Northumbria made some of the earliest observations of wildlife; a Morpeth priest banished by Henry VIII made important discoveries based on his knowledge of the birds of the Tyne; how a lad from Cherryburn produced one of the first bird identification books; and why a Yorkshire Squire took a ride on an alligator in pursuit of scientific knowledge!

H Y Tyne

7:30 pm start

Ray McGinty

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