Our History

Cambridge Natural History Society was founded as the Cambridge Entomological Society in 1857.

For its centenary in 1957 Charles Raven wrote a paper which was read to the Society on May 8, 1957. It was published in The Cambridge Review on 12th October 1957. The text of this article can be read here.

Henry Tribe has written various pieces relating to the history of the CNHS. Most were published in Nature in Cambridgeshire. Three of these have been put together with Charles Raven’s history into an illustrated pdf (18 A4 pages) which can be downloaded here.

Past events

Since 2004 a list of its events, and those of many other organisations in the Cambridge area, has appeared on our website. These lists are still available, as part of the historical record of the Society’s activities. Click here to go to the lists.