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Read the latest news and press releases from the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society.

Latest News

Tynwald Select Committee on Built Heritage 2022

The Society made an initial submission to the Tynwald Select Committee on Built Heritage 2022, a copy of our submission can be read here.

 

Alliance for Building Conservation (ABC) / Buildings at Risk

More information on the Alliance for Building Conservation (which IoMNHAS founded) and the Buildings at Risk articles here
 

Isle of Man Studies

Isle of Man Studies vol XVIII (Proceedings of the IoM NHAS 2021-22) was published 5th July 2023, and has been posted to subscribing members. More details


Student Bursaries

The Society awards student bursaries of up to £300 each year.  For more information, and details of how to apply, see the Marshall Cubbon Student Bursaries page.
 

Traditional Buildings of Mann

Traditional Buildings of Mann is a new initiative, which aims to encourage local communities to take a more active interest in the traditional buildings in their area. Please visit the project website, or download a copy of our leaflet, for more information about the project and for details about getting involved. You can also read about the project in an article which was published in the Isle of Man Examiner. Please join us in learning more about the Island's traditional buildings.

Isle of Man Studies

Isle of Man Studies vol XVIII (Proceedings of the IoM NHAS 2021-2022) was published 5th July 2023, and has been posted to subscribing members.  More details

Please contact the Hon Librarian for more information about ordering a copy of recent volumes.

All Publications

Welcome to the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society Website

Our objectives are the advancement of knowledge of natural history and human history and cultural development, especially in the Isle of Man and related countries. 

We organise events throughout the year - excursions in the summer and lectures in the winter.  Some are particularly suitable for children.

We publish many of the lectures in our Proceedings - now known as Isle of Man Studies

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Announcements

WINTER LECTURE PROGRAMME 2023-24

LECTURES ARE HELD IN THE MANX MUSEUM LECTURE THEATRE, KINGSWOOD GROVE / CRELLIN’S HILL, DOUGLAS AT 2.30 P.M. FOLLOWED BY TEA.

2024

Saturday 17 February
Dave Martin
Thomas Burndred and Robert Teare – a pioneering Primitive Methodist missionary and his Manx son-in-law
Thomas Burndred – the speaker’s Great Great Great Grandfather - was one of the group with his friends Hugh Bourne and William Clowes in the Potteries who broke away from the Wesleyans to form what became known as ‘The Society of Primitive Methodists’. Thomas first came Missioning to the Isle of Man in about 1829-30, and eventually moved to the Island in 1847; his son-in-law Robert Teare (merchant, philanthropist, preacher and Member of the House of Keys) continued his work. This talk is founded on Thomas’s journal which records his travels and exploits, on- and off- the Island.

Saturday 23 March
Annual General Meeting at 2 pm
Followed by Prof Barry Lewis
The Irish traditions of Mac Cuill and St Maughold of Man
The most famous saint of the Isle of Man is St Maughold, the patron of Kirk Maughold, but little or nothing is known about him as a historical individual. He is first mentioned in texts from Ireland, where he appears as ‘Mac Cuill’. Yet the Irish story of Mac Cuill has been rejected by Manx historians as a bizarre folk legend, and what is more, the texts do not even agree about who he was. By re-reading these Irish sources against their proper literary, religious and political backgrounds, we may not get any closer to the real St Maughold, but we may reach a better understanding of why early Irish writers wrote about Mac Cuill in the ways that they did.

 

Alliance for Building Conservation (ABC) / Buildings at Risk

A full archive of the Buildings at Risk articles, and background information on the Alliance for Building Conservation (which IoMNHAS founded) can be found on ABC's website www.abc.org.im

 

Student Bursaries

Applications for the 2024 bursaries opened on 1st November 2023. For more information, please see the Marshall Cubbon Student Bursaries page.