For the convenience of book collectors, we provide brief data on and
links to scientific societies and organisations related to palaeontology, earth
sciences, geology, natural history, archaeology, science,
history of science, medicine, mathematics and scientific biography.
The British Geological Survey
Dunham Centre, Keyworth,
1835, the BGS was the world's first national geological survey and is the
The Geologists' Association
Founded in 1858 the Association is a unique Registered Charity serving the interests of both amateur and professional geologists. It promotes the study of geology and membership provides a wealth of information and support, and a variety of excellent publications, lectures and field meetings.
The Geological Society
Is the national
geological learned society and professional organisation with over 8,000 members. It organises scientific and professional meetings
and events, publishes a wide range of books and journals and houses one of the
major geological libraries in the
Pen Tor, Lostwithiel,
Suppliers and manufacturers of over 2,000 fossil replicas (formerly Educational Palaeontological Reproductions - purchased from us in 1995.) The contact is Dr David Williams.
Linnean Society of
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF. http://www.linnean.org.uk
Founded in 1788, it is now the oldest extant natural history scientific society in the world. Its interests include the whole of biology with its main focus on diversity in evolution, ecology and systematics.
The Palaeontographical Society
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD. http://www.palaeosoc.org.
Established in 1847, The Society exists for the purpose of figuring and describing British fossils. An Annual Volume is published, consisting of a number of complete or part monographs, each individually bound. Members receive the annual volume and a substantial discount on all other available earlier publications.
We have many out of print monographs in stock.
The Palaeontological Association
Dr Tim Palmer (Membership) Inst. of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3BD. http://www.palass.org
Founded in 1957, the Association is a Registered Charity which aims to further the study of palaeontology through the publication of academic journals (Palaeontology and Special Papers in Palaeontology), Newsletters, a series of field guides, regular meetings and field excursions, and a program of annual awards. Membership is open to anyone and the interests of members encompass all aspects of palaeontology.
Royal Institution of
Established in 1799 and granted a Royal Charter in 1800, the Royal Institution is the oldest research establishment in the world and has a wide ranging programme of educational events aimed at all age groups. The annual Christmas Lectures are a particularly well-known. Members have access to a large scientific library.
The Royal Society
1660 and granted a Royal Charter in 1662 the Society has a longer continuous
existence than any other
The Society for the History of Natural History
founded in 1936, is a Registered Charity with an international membership of
individuals interested in all aspects of the history and bibliography of all
disciplines within the biological and earth sciences. It publishes a Journal
titled Archives of Natural
History, and a number of special publications. Membership is open
to all those interested in the objects of the Society.