Corrections to Published Programme Q4.

September 12, 2017

Barn Dance is on Friday 10th November 7.30 (not 17th). Tickets £6 from Steve Limburn. Young Explorers “Famous Scientists” is on Saturday November 11th at 10-12.30.  

Bournemouth MA student produces children’s book inspired by BNSS specimens

August 24, 2017

Students from Bournemouth Arts University and Bournemouth University have been increasingly visiting the society and working on projects with assistance from members. Dorine Bessière, a MA Commercial Photography student at the Arts University Bournemouth has produced a wonderful children’s book ‘My Alphabet’ with photographs of objects taken at the Society.  Each letter is illustrated with a […]

Summer Holiday Opening

July 6, 2017

SUMMER HOLIDAY OPENING 2017 This Summer BNSS will throw open our doors (10-4) to the general public on Mondays and Wednesdays, in addition to the usual Tuesdays (which we are trying to keep free for normal Society activities although visitors will always be made welcome) between 24/7 and 30/8. These summer visiting days, also listed below, are […]

Successful Open Day

May 1, 2017

Our Open Day on Saturday 8th April together with the Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) was a great success. It was attended by 919 visitors of which 40% were children. DWT filled the garden with stands to do with Wildlife Gardening. Income from Sales and Refreshments were gratefully received as were donations. Volunteers manned various stands […]

Dudsbury Guide Camp working with Bournemouth Natural Science Society

January 17, 2017

In October 2016 Bournemouth Guides received £32,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project to investigate the 3000 year old hill fort called Dudsbury that their campsite is situated on at West Parley. Led by the Girlguiding members the project focuses on the historical importance of their ancient Iron Age hill fort and […]

Winner of BNSS President’s Award 2016 Announced

December 10, 2016

The Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS) is thrilled to announce the winner of its inaugural President’s Award, which was presented at the Society’s AGM on Saturday 10th December 2016. This new award has been created to recognise the individual who has contributed the most to the furtherance of science or has inspired to others to […]


April 19, 2016

A History of the BNSS Building It is appropriate that our historic collections of local artefacts, local wildlife and fossils (plus lots more!) should find home in one of Bournemouth’s historic buildings. Not only is “Bassendean” the home of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society, but it is a Grade II Listed Building. These two important […]