At the Priest’s House Here are details of events at the Priest’s House Museum this autumn: 9th - 10th September: Community Open Weekend; 24th October: Family Explorers. Further details are on their website.

Dorset Climate Change Conference  This will be held in Weymouth on Saturday 21st October, between 10:00 and 4:00.  This is organised by Sustainable Dorset (formerly Dorset Agenda 21) and Transition Town Weymouth and Portland.  For a copy of the programme and application form, use the [Contact us] link on this website and request an emailed copy.

Archaeology news  CBA Wessex, the regional organisation of the Council for British Archaelogy is organising a conference in November, “From Bones to Drones - Science in Archaeology” in association with Wessex Archaeology and the University of Winchester, where the event will take place. There is a programme of speakers, stalls, interactive displays and retail opportunities.  Further information about the organisation and this conference is on their website.

Dippy on Tour  You may have heard that Dippy the Diplodocus from the Natural History Museum is going on tour and that the first of its five stops in England is at Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. It will be there from 10th February to 8th May 2018. They are expecting a huge amount of interest in Dippy and so are looking for volunteers to help make the visit a big success.
There are volunteering opportunities varying from stewarding in the galleries to Front of House and the Tea Shop to educational sessions. All volunteers will receive training and lots of information about Dippy, etc.  For more information, visit their website.

Help the RSPB  The RSPB is looking for volunteers to place and look after pin badge boxes (the type you see on shop counters at the till).  If any members who support the RSPB’s principles would be interested in helping in this way, please contact Sheila Frazer:

Information about forthcoming events that may be of interest to members.  The details have been provided by outside organisations.

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