The Sorby Natural History Society, Sheffield

Covering a full range of natural history interests in Sheffield and the surrounding area, providing for both interested beginners and specialists.

The Sorby Natural History Society is a registered charity (number 518234), formed in 1918 in honour of Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908). We are a forum for naturalists of all ages and abilities to meet, enjoy natural history, collect, store and share information, explore the Sorby Study Area and promote conservation of wildlife and geology. We have groups that organise events, such as lectures, field meetings, surveys and workshops, we produce several publications including a monthly newsletter and an annual Sorby Record and currently hold over 750,000 species records. Read more…

Sorby AGM Thursday 8 November 2018

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. The Society’s 100th AGM will be held in Seminar Room K14 in the Hicks Building, University of Sheffield, Hounsfield Road S10 2TQ on THURSDAY,8 NOVEMBER at 7pm. Please do come along if you can. Agenda: Apologies for absence Minutes of the... read more

Fungi Night Thursday 15 November 2018

THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER.  FUNGI NIGHT. From 6.45pm. to 9.00pm. at the Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield  S1 2EW. An informal evening of talks and a chance to catch up on the Fungi season so far.  Our guest speaker this year is Sorby’s very... read more

Proceedings Volume 1 (1929)

In 1929, the then-named Sorby Scientific Society published its first journal, entitled Proceedings Volume 1. The journal contains interesting papers on a wide variety of subjects. Of particular note is Arthur Whitaker’s paper “Notes on the Birds of the Sheffield... read more

Membership Renewal

Membership subscriptions are due for renewal on 1st January each year. Please print-off a membership renewal form (PDF) and return it to to the treasurer with your... read more

Four Sorby Members in Slovakia September 2017

In September 2017 Sorby Members Carol Hobart and Rob Foster were in eastern Slovakia on a British Mycological Society meeting. Bob Croxton and Maureen Lee were on one of their regular visits to western Slovakia to visit family, but spent 4 nights in the same area as... read more

Recorders and Recording Schemes

The Society collects information about the wildlife and geology of the Sheffield area. Details of the society’s recorders and recording schemes can be found on…

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