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Griff Caldwell Bursary
La Société Guernesiaise has established a bursary in memory of Major General Griff Caldwell who was a driving force in La Société and serving as President for three years. During his tenure, La Société aquired several nature reserves and he initiated various projects to enhance nature conservation in the island.

The bursary is intended to support a student who is studying a subject related to Griff's interest in the study and conservation of fauna, flora and the natural environment. The bursary is a single payment of £1,000 for a student from the Bailiwick of Guernsey taking a higher education course.

The guidelines can be downloaded here and the application form here

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

9 December 2015 Guernsey is going to get a new Biodiversity Strategy!
After a day of impassioned debate Guernsey is, finally, going to get a fully-funded Biodiversity Strategy! Over a thousand people signed an online petition, the Guernsey Press came out in support of the campaign and many islanders send emails and letters or telephoned Deputies to show their support for the strategy. Thank you to all those people who supported the Societe and all the other groups who supported the funding of the strategy.

As Deputy John Gollop alluded to in the debate today, this issue has prompted far more emails, letters and calls to him than any other issue he has dealt with, including Sunday trading and the funding of pre-school places. This fantastic response from the Guernsey public has been a key factor in getting this approved. Several Deputies were shocked at the Policy Letter and had not realised just how bad things have got. The data La Société, Biological Records Centre and other organisations (e.g. Sea Search) have been collecting has been vital to showing how the island has changed over time. We now have the chance of getting the Environment represented at government level and fed into policy. Fantastic. Deputy Burford's performance was great in the debate and clearly won the argument.

Now the real work begins and the third sector, including La Société Guernesiaise, is waiting to play its part.

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 28th May 11:00 - 15:00
Book Sale - Section Room/Frossard Theatre at Candie, 11am to 3pm

Thursday 2nd June 20:00
Ornithology Meeting, Frossard Theatre, Candie

Saturday 4th June 14:00
Botany Walk - Bunker Hill

Saturday 4th June 14:30
Historic Buildings Outing - Town Church, St Peter Port

Saturday 11th June 10:00 - 12:00
Jethou Trip - 10am to noon

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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