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…

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

Sorby Centenary Celebration

Saturday 24th March 2018 Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP. 6:30 to 9:00 pm. A celebration of 100 years of the Sorby Natural History Society, and the official opening of our Centenary Exhibition. There will be several short talks, plus a chance to... 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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The Deceiver

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

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