Love Lincolnshire Plants Project

The Society is gearing up for its role in the Love Lincolnshire Plants Project which is a partnership between the Natural History Museum in London, the Sir Joseph Banks Society, Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union and the University of Lincoln to inspire a new generation of botanists – helping to foster our understanding of plants and the … [Read more…]

The Bowthorpe Oak

The Bowthorpe Oak near Bourne – as part of the Love Lincolnshire Plants Project, a specimen has been taken and preserved of the Bowthorpe Oak reputed to be “the oldest oak in Britain”. It is feasible that Sir Joseph Banks himself saw the tree, indeed he may have dined within its trunk. In 1804 Sir … [Read more…]

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days – 14th & 15th September 2018 from 10-4.  Exhibition of Original Botanical Late 19thC Watercolours by Mrs E.M. Cheales – these stunning botanical watercolours have been re-discovered after spending 100 years in a cloth bag.  They are all identified and many of them have details of where the specimens were found in … [Read more…]

2018 Gravity Fields Festival

The 2018 Gravity Fields Festival will be held between 26-30 September with many exciting events including a lecture about Sir Joseph by our own President, Libby John – please visit their website for full details.

Annual Dinner

The Society’s Annual Dinner – please mark this important evening in your diaries now!                                               Saturday Evening 13 October at the Judges Lodgings, Castle Hill, Lincoln at a price of £34 each for a … [Read more…]

President’s Lecture

President’s Lecture – Saturday 24 November at 3pm Venue: The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP. “Joseph Banks; The Consummate Connector”. Jordan Goodman is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at University College, London. He has published extensively in the fields of the history of science, history of medicine, … [Read more…]