The Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) is a voluntary organization run by its membership through a Council. The day-to-day work of the Society is carried out by three paid employees, supported by a team of volunteers.

The Society was registered as a UK charity in 1963 and our charitable objectives include:

The encouragement by every means of the study of natural history in all its branches

The protection of the local flora and fauna

The maintenance and extension of the Society’s library and collections

The publication of ‘Transactions’ and other scientific papers

The organisation of lectures, discussions and field meetings and co-operation with other scientific societies or associations with similar objectives

The Society shall also encourage the establishment of sections for the purpose of studying botany, geology and zoology and such other subjects as may from time to time be approved by the Council of the Society.