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Walk the magnificent halls and library of the Linnean Society in central London and browse its historic Collections with our experts

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To replace our popular Treasures Tours, the Linnean Society is pleased to introduce a virtual tour of our building and collections. No matter where you are, you can join us on this journey.

Led by our knowledgeable and dedicated Collections staff, the tour will take you through Burlington House to the Meeting Room, the beautiful Reading Room of the Library, and into the collections store where the books, manuscripts and specimens of Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus are kept. Staff will tell the story of the Society and its Fellows (including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace) through the collections’ artworks, rare books and manuscripts.

The format of the tour will be:

- Virtual tour of the building and the main collections with Head of Collections Dr Isabelle Charmantier (33 min)

- Brief Q&A

- An introduction to the Society’s rare books, led by Librarian Will Beharrell, and to the Society’s archives collections, led by Archivist Liz McGow (21 min)

- Brief Q&A

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This tour will repeat on the last Friday of every month.

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The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest active biological society. Founded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) whose botanical, zoological and library collections have been in its keeping since 1829. As it moves into its third century the Society continues to play a central role in the documentation of the world’s flora and fauna – as Linnaeus himself did – recognising the continuing importance of such work to biodiversity conservation.

Members are drawn from all walks of life, and represent the full range of professional scientists and amateurs alike with an interest in natural history. The Fellowship is international and includes world leaders in each branch of biology who use the Society's premises and publications to communicate new advances in their fields.

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