I have been a member of the Cambridge Natural History Society for some years – being a life member. Apart from having monthly talks, annually they organise an exhibition of things natural history called the “Conversazione”. This year it is the 98th Conversazione which takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June in the Department of Zoology. The organiser has asked if I can display or circulate the event poster to anyone who might be interested, and I thought there is no better way for me to help than to advertise it on my website in these diary pages.
As I am unable to exhibit this year (being on sabbatical and therefore having nothing to show), I thought I would support the event by informing all those lovely people who read my website diary articles – and thank you.
The Society is hoping to attract more visitors, more people to appreciate the effort that has gone into the displays, to talk with the exhibitors, and to enjoy the event. If you fancy setting up a display, it is not too late to book space for an exhibit. Displays from individuals are welcome, as well as from organisations, about their natural history interests, whether it is bees and wasps, black squirrels, ermine moths, exotic fungi or something else. There is a £100 prize for the best student exhibit.
More details and booking forms in the Conversazione section of the CNHS website: http://www.cnhs.org.uk/
There are also photos of recent Conversazione displays on the CNHS Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CNHS1857
“In 2019 it will be the 100th Conversazione when they hope to have 100 exhibits and lots of visitors. Monica Frisch -Conversazione Organiser”
If you do manage to get along to the event, I do hope you enjoy it. It is always very interesting and you learn a lot about nature.