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, 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 Outline Programme for 2017-18

Our outline programme of activities for 2017-18 can be viewed online at The outline programme can also be downloaded as a PDF document with BOLD TYPE. Click here to download the document or contact Please enable JavaScript to see this field.... read more

Membership Renewal

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

The Deceiver

The latest issue of the Sorby Fungus Group’s newsletter can now be downloaded from…

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Sharing your natural history photos

Members are invited to share their natural history photos via our Flickr group. Photos added to the Flickr group automatically appear in our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page.... read more