Wednesday 21st April at 7.30 p.m.Topic: Gaelic Place Names in West Stormont.Speaker: Jennifer McKay. West Stormont is the area which lies to the west of the Tay and north of the River Almond, between Perth and Dunkeld. This map, surveyed in Continue reading A&H Talks April 2021
The finalists for the Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 (BPOTY) competition have been chosen from more than 22,000 entries from 73 countries. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-56654460
Dear Member, This is a request for your thoughts and observations on how the world has changed locally since the 1980’s (or earlier) and/or how Covid has affected the pursuit of your interests and its impact on the natural world Continue reading 40 Years of Change and A Year of Covid – Share Your Thoughts
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On Friday 19 Feb 2021, our own Jeff Banks kick-started the first of a series of mini-Curious Minds lectures, on the subject of “A Bird Supersense” – studies into the Herbst corpuscules at the tip of wading birds’ beaks. The Continue reading Bird Supersense Recording Friday 19th Feb 2021
Photography in the PSNS – from Analogue to Digital Roben Antoniewicz (2021)
Living as I have done for over 25 years in Craigie above Clunie loch, my patch stretches from the Lunan Valley to the River Tay. I have taken part in many surveys, mainly for the BTO, and when at home Continue reading My Patch Over the Years
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/fascinating-collection-old-images-perth-9615869 The PA published a two-page article on Dr Findlay’s photo collection.
Irene Halliburton will talk about the process of drug discovery and progress towards a treatment for Malaria at the University of Dundee.
We all enjoyed Sabine’s talk on Peruvian culture. She has kindly provided handouts of her talk. The first handout is a short description of Sabine’s research into clearances of the indigenous population from their agricultural land by Estate owners. There Continue reading More about Peru from Dr Sabine Dedenbach Salazar
Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar is an expert in Latin American studies at Stirling University. She is going to tell us about two fascinating aspects of the indigenous Peruvian culture: the well-know use of Coca leaves and the less-well-known history of the Peruvian Continue reading Curious Minds: Dr Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar talks about the cultures of the Peruvian Andes
Donald Trump risks mass extinction not seen since dinosaurs, Perth-bound expert warns
We have a really interesting talk coming up this week. Dr Steve Brusatte, of the University of Edinburgh, is going to tell us about the discovery of Dinosaur fossils on Skye. Friday 18th November. 7:30pm in the Souter Theatre, A Continue reading Curious Minds: Dinosaurs on Skye
On Friday 28th October Matthew Jarron, Curator of Dundee University Museum, will give the second “Curious Minds” talk of the season. Matthew will talk about one of the most remarkable Scottish academics of all time, D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson. Thomson was Continue reading “Curious Minds”: Matthew Jarron will talk about D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson