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Alderney Bird Observatory Update – a talk by John Horton

On Wednesday 14th March John Horton, warden of the newly accredited Alderney Bird Observatory will give a talk about the ongoing work of the observatory and the importance of the work carried out there. He will discuss the ups and downs of being the UK’s newest and most southerly bird observatory.

The talk will take place in the Frossard Theatre at Candie. Doors will open at 7:00pm, the talk will start at 7:30 pm. Free to all members of the La Société Guernesiaise and a small charge of £5 to non-members payable on the door. All welcome. (A talk not to be missed for all bird and nature lovers alike)

Latest Communiqué published
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe GuernesiaiseThe latest edition of Communiqué, La Société Guernesiaise's newsletter has been published and sent to all members. To download a copy click here

2016 Transactions published
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe GuernesiaiseThe 2016 edition of the Transactions has been published and local members can collect their copy from Candie. Overseas members will have theirs posted to them. A pdf is also available for download from the website - please email to obtain the password. To download a copy click here

Griff Caldwell Bursary
La Société Guernesiaise has established a bursary in memory of Frank Griffiths Caldwell, who was known to all as Griff. Griff Caldwell was born in Guernsey in 1921. After an army career in which he reached the rank of Major-General he retired to Guernsey. He was involved in the running of La Société Guernesiaise and served as president of the society for three years.

He helped the society to acquire several nature reserves, settingup La Claire Mare NR, and initiated various projects to enhance nature conservation in the island. He died in 2014. The bursary is a single payment of £1,000 for a student from the Bailiwick of Guernsey taking a higher education course.

The bursary is intended to support a student who is studying a subject related to Griff Caldwell’s interest in fauna, flora and the natural environment, and their conservation.


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Our office at Candie Gardens will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 10am to 11.30am.

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Forthcoming Events

Upcoming Events...

Saturday 24th March 19:30
Historic Buildings - a talk by Tanya Walls entitled "Clearing the Land - a Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscape"

Saturday 31st March 13:30 - 15:00
Beach Clean Series 2018: Belle Greve

Saturday 7th April 14:00
Botany Walk - Fort Doyle

Monday 9th April 20:00
Council Meeting

Saturday 21st April 14:30
Historic Buildings Outing to La Brigade Farm, St Andrew's by kind permission of the Hocart family

For full details of these and the many other events please click here

Guernsey photo archive

We are in the process of scanning several hundred old glass slides - have a look and see if you recognise any places of faces. We would be pleased to here from you if you have information on any of the images. Copy prints may be obtained from all images - please email us with your questions and requirements for a quotation. To open the photo archive click here



La Société Guernesiaise was founded in 1882 to encourage the study of the history, natural history, geography and geology of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the conservation of the Bailiwick’s natural environment and the preservation of its historic buildings and monuments. 125 years later, this is as much true as it was then and the Société is the second largest landowner after the States of Guernsey and is very active in promoting, conserving and studying all aspects of island life.

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