Each year we hold our Autumn meeting and AGM on the Saturday which falls closest to the 27th of October (the birthday of A. D. Bartlett). As well as the business of the AGM we discuss items that have been collected during the year or there are talks by various members or guests.
A meeting is held each spring at a zoological garden, usually one with some historical interest. These meetings sometimes include member talks or a guided tour around the collection or behind-the-scenes tours.
Informal meetings are also held. These meetings are often arranged between members of the society and provide an opportunity for members to meet up and enjoy a day at a zoo together.
Saturday 11 May 2013
Spring meeting 2013 - Flamingo Gardens, Weston Underwood, nr Olney, Buckinghamshire
Christopher Marler, founder of this private collection, gave us a fascinating talk followed by a tour.
Saturday 19 October 2013
AGM - ZSL London Zoo Council Room
We met initially in the ZSL Library where librarian Ann Sylph gave us a talk with associated books about Alfred Russel Wallace, the ZSL and birds of paradise, as this great explorer and zoologist managed to bring living birds of paradise to the London Zoo in 1862. After a break for refreshments, a lively and productive AGM followed in the Council Room. A full report of the AGM is due to appear in the November newsletter.
Please note: Members will need to show their Membership Card and will need to sign against their name on the Members' List to gain free or reduced price entrance to meetings, as pre-advertised in our Newsletter and on our Website. Without their Membership Card, members will have to pay the full or guest price, again as pre-advertised in our Newsletter or on our Website.
Sunday 29 April 2012
Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Shaldon, Devon
'Animals in the Blood - The Ken Smith Story - A Biography of Gerald Durrell's Right-Hand Man' by Russell Tofts
Saturday 12th May 2012
Spring meeting 2012 - Cotswold Wildlife Park
The following talks took place:
Chris Green (a member of the Keeping Staff) - Talk and Tour on the History of the Tropical House and Walled Garden.
Jim Clubb (BS Member) - Talk on the old Oxford Zoo.
Sam Whitbread (BS Member) - Talk on the Smaller Menageries of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in London.
We also had a sale of surplus duplicate material from our Archive - full details of this were in our March 2012 Newsletter.
Autumn meeting and AGM 2012
Saturday 20th October 2012
ZSL Library, ZSL London Zoo - a tour of the library.
Informal meetings -
Informal meetings are held from time to time and details will be posted here.
Furthermore, many of our members also attend meetings of the Independent Zoo Enthusiasts Society and the Zoo Chat gatherings.