Visit to the Linnean Society

Event Details

The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active society devoted to natural history. Founded in 1788 by Sir James Edward Smith (1759–1828), who was its first President, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in our keeping since 1829.  These unique collections are of continuing fundamental importance as a primary reference for naming of plants and animals.  They are enhanced by the Society’s own rich library which provides key resources for scientific and cultural research.

The visit will include a short introduction and film, questions, and answers.  Then we shall browse through the library and herbals with the very knowledgeable staff.  Followed by lunch nearby at Café Murano – One of the best Italian restaurants in London.

Dress code:  casual.

Cost:  £80 per person, inclusive of a 3-course lunch with wine at Café Murano.

For the booking form please see the flyer here.  Due to the limited number of spaces bookings will be taken on a first come basis.

Organiser, Dr Susan Horsewood-Lee, email: