Huge success on webinar series!

A big thank you to everybody that has tuned-into any of our special Centenary conference webinars over the past couple of weeks, and of course to our brilliant speakers.

We had a fantastic numbers, far exceeding our expectations and far greater than if the conference had actually gone ahead as planned last year!

With no less than 13 speakers over the 4 nights; 6 of those Keynote speakers supported by local experts – many of which were members of the The Society – there was something for everyone exploring topics such as climate change, habitats, species, geology, underwater archaeology and much, much more.

We are working on uploading the 4 webinars to our new You Tube Channel and also busy obtaining answers to any questions that were unanswered during the live sessions due to time constraints – more details coming soon.

Thanks so much for making it such a memorable birthday celebration and for you interest and support.

Final webinar tonight!

It’s not too late to register for your FREE tickets to the final webinar in our special Centenary Series exploring ‘Environmental Change on the Isle of Wight: Past, Present & Future’.

The webinar starts at 19:00hrs – Wednesday 7th April.

Hear from our speakers – Clive Chatters Richard Grogan and Jon Cox – on

  • The changing fortunes of the Island’s heaths
  • The Isle of Wight Biosphere: focus on woodlands
  • The Island’s habitats and species in context: Highs, Lows and the Future

Register here:

Tonight….Webinar 3 – Habitats & Species: Part 1

It’s not too late to register for your FREE tickets to webinar no.3 in our special Centenary Series exploring ‘Environmental Change on the Isle of Wight: Past, Present & Future’.

The webinar starts at 19:00hrs – Monday 5th April.

Hear from our 2 x Keynote speakers on topics including marine algae invasions and red squirrel genetics and from our 2 x homegrown speakers and IWNHAS Members Ian Boyd & Jim Baldwin on Greening Urban Infrastructure and Wetland Bird and Wildfowl changes over time.

Register here:

Webinar 2: Species Invasions: History and Horizon Scanning

We successfully kicked-off our series of special FREE webinars yesterday evening – thank you to those that joined – don’t miss the next instalment coming up 19:00hrs tomorrow evening (Weds 31st March).
This time we’ll be looking at ‘Species invasions’ over time on the Island and what sort of things we might expect going forward.
We’ve got another brilliant line-up for you with our keynote speaker Prof. Helen Roy opening with ‘Biological invasions: learning from the past and looking to the future’.
Helen will be followed by the IW Natural History & Archaeological Society’s very own Keith Marston and Dr. Roger Herbert. Keith is speaking about bird invasions and Roger will be looking at things from a marine point of view locally.


Book your Webinar tickets

Take up for our special series of Zoom webinars is going well, be sure to register to book your place soon.

The first in the series takes place on Monday 29th March, 19:00hrs.

Find out more about registering, speakers and themes here:

Society AGM – change of date

Please note that the date of the AGM has been moved from Saturday 8 May to  Saturday 3 July. Timings and venue remain the same at present. Keep an eye on the “Forthcoming Meetings” page for further details.

Programme Change Archaeology

The Time Team walk planned for April 24 has been moved to Saturday May 22nd.

All other details remain the same.

Isle of Wight Moth report 2019

Iain Outlaw has supplied the 2019 moth report which is now available for download.

Isle of Wight moth report 2019

He commented: “Although recording effort was slightly reduced, more than 14000 records were received from 38 contributors and covering 149 sites. A total of 833 species was recorded.”

Archaeology Zoom Meeting

On Wednesday March 10th at 10a.m.

A talkvia Zoom by John Talbot, an associate researcher at Oxford University with a particular interest in Iron Age coins. He is going to tell us about his current research into  Durotrigian coins, including his focus on some Isle of Wight hoards.
If you would like to join us, please contact  and we will forward the  Zoom link to you.

Ornithology Section 21st March 2021

Unfortunately we will not be able to hold the meeting at Blackgang as the rule of 6 does not yet apply. The April meeting will hopefully go ahead but booking is essential.