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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

The Griff Caldwell bursaries
Griff Caldwell bursaries Major General Griff Caldwell was born in Guernsey in 1921. After an army career, he retired to Guernsey and was involved in the running of La Société Guernesiaise for many years. He was instrumental in establishing the extensive network of nature reserves the Societe currently owns or manages.

The bursary is in memory of Griff and 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.

Who is eligible to apply for the bursary?

Any person who:

(a) is ordinarily resident in the Bailiwick of Guernsey at the commencement of his/her course of higher education; and

(b) is attending, or will be attending, in the autumn term 2017 a course of higher education in biological, ecological or environmental science or a course which contains a substantial element of such science.

Applications may be made in respect of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. For details on how to apply click click here and for an application form click click here.

Deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

2015 Transactions published
Communique - Newsletter of La Societe GuernesiaiseThe 2015 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

New book published - The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture, 1640 - 1840
The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture Richard Hocart latest book entitled "The Country People of Guernsey and their Agriculture, 1640 - 1840" is priced at £12 (paperback).

It is available from Candie Tues/Thurs/Sat between 10am and 11.30am or online
click here

Office opening hours
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 1st July 14:00
Botany Walk - L'Eree Headland

Monday 3rd July 18:30
Natural History Outing - Pleinmont

Saturday 8th July
Snorkelling Expedition!

Saturday 8th July 14:30
Historic Buildings Visit to L'Etiennerie, Castel

Monday 17th July 18:30
Natural History Outing - Le Grand Pre

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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