105th Conversazione and NatHistFest

We are delighted to announce that Cambridge Natural History Society’s 105th CONVERSAZIONE will be in-person on 19th & 20th April 2024 in the Department of Zoology.

Opening times: Friday 19th April 1pm – 6pm.  Saturday 20th April 10am – 5pm

For over a hundred years, Cambridge Natural History Society has held an annual exhibition in the Department of Zoology.  It is traditionally called ‘The Conversazione’ because it is a social event where those attending can not only look at displays but also talk to the exhibitors.

While the 104th Conversazione, the first in person since the Covid-19 pandemic, did not attract as many exhibitors as the 100th in 2019, it was nevertheless a very successful event and SO GOOD to be back in person. The photographs on our Facebook page show some of the exhibitors and their exhibits. To see them, go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CNHS1857, click Photos, click Albums, scroll down to and click on Conversazione 2023 Photo Album. These photos and the list of exhibits which can be downloaded from our website, provide a record of a joyous event and fascinating displays, which we hope will inspire you to create wonderful displays for this year’s event

Please put the date in your diaries and start thinking about things you could exhibit. Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested.

If you want to exhibit please read the Information for exhibitors (pdf) and complete the Booking form (word) . Please return the booking form, when completed, to exhibition@cnhs.org.uk or post to CNHS Conversazione Organiser, c/o
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ. Please return by 5th April, or sooner.

The programme from last year’s Conversazione, the first since 2019, and those of previous events, can be downloaded here: https://www.cnhs.org.uk/previous-conversazione-programmes/

And photos from the Conversazione and previous ones can be seen on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CNHS1857 – Click Photos, Click Albums, Scroll down to and click on e.g. “Conversazione 2023 Photo Album” to see a record of a joyous and fascinating event.  Or click on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2331765970242486&type=3