The Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS) is a registered charity whose aims have little changed since its formation in 1903: to promote study, interest and enjoyment in all branches of the Natural Sciences and History.

The Society runs an extensive programme of events throughout the year, including lectures, museum open days, exhibitions, study groups, field meetings, cultural visits and social activities. Click here to find out more about us here for our upcoming events.

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The museum is now open to the public again but pre-booking is required. Please click here for online form.

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BNSS ‘goes green’ via Zoom

July 17, 2020

The last few weeks has seen two talks with an ‘ecological bent’. First Patrick Abbot described a Green Economic Growth programme in Papua.  Part funded through the UK Government’s Climate Change initiative, it aims to develop sustainable low carbon developments in two Indonesian provinces.  In an area still with 93% forest cover, the Programme is […]

Student Art inspired by the BNSS

Second year BA (Hons) Fine Art students from the Arts University Bournemouth developed artworks in response to three partner organisations of which BNSS was one. Unfortunately, these did not result in public exhibitions due to the covid-19 pandemic. However, you can see some of student artists’ work here especially in the section on “Contemporary Artefacts” […]

Ocean Plastic, Plankton and Lizards

May 20, 2020

BNSS members have attended two Zoom lectures in the last two weeks on marine subjects and one of our members has submitted a film on lizards. On 19th May, Mary Thornton gave us a lecture on “Microplastics in Oceans” about the all girl crews researching ocean plastic pollution. This elicited a lively discussion after the […]

‘Zoom’ BNSS lectures

April 30, 2020

On Tuesday 14th April BNSS launched its first ‘Zoom’ lecture by James Fradgley on “How the eye works – an astronomer’s perspective” followed on 21st April by: Ashley Leftwich on “Ancient Woodland – What is it, where is it and how do I know I am in it !!” and then on 28th April by: […]

Website Changes – members please contribute your news

We have been making a few changes to the website to make it more responsive to the current situation due to the covid-19 pandemic. This has been made possible with the help of our volunteer Richard Griffin who has run the website on a Raspberry Pi in order to troubleshoot the changes made. The major […]

Museum Closed

March 16, 2020