Portrait of EH-A by Kay Vaughan
Portrait of EH-A by Kay Vaughan

News and Events 2012


Professor Christopher Dobson FRS, Master of St. John's College Cambridge and Honorary Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall, delivered the annual Heron-Allen Lecture: "New Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Neurodegenerative Diseases", at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, at 5.15 p.m. on Friday 2 March 2012.


The Society's Newsletter No.20 was published. Articles included: 'Unseen Corsica by EH-A, 1921', by Francis Beretti; 'With the Plethora of Heron-Allen Pseudonyms, did the Persona of Flavian Heron-Allen really exist', by Barbara P. Mahoney and John P. Mahoney; and 'Edward Heron-Allen and the Jessie Alice Palmer Bequests' by Timothy J. McCann.

Francis Beretti's article, 'Impressions de Voyage en Corse, par Edward Heron-Allen, (avril-mai 1921) Journal inedit, presente, traduit et annote', was published in Bulletin de la Societe des Sciences Historiques & Naturelles de la Corse, no.734-5 (2011), 27-84.


The Society's Twelfth Annual Symposium was held on Saturday 30 June 2012 at the Allen Room, Dean Street, London, at 10.15am, when the theme was 'Edward Heron-Allen and some Women of his Acquaintance'. The talks included Timothy J. McCann on '"Nocturnes, Novels and Necromancy": Blanche Roosevelt, Edmund Downey and Edward Heron-Allen'; John P. Mahoney and Barbara P. Mahoney on 'The Queen of Bohemia and the Poems and Passions of the Boy, Omar: Selina Dolaro's and Edward Heron-Allen's "Mes Amours"' and John E. Whittaker's, 'Helene Bargmann "The Last Last"'. The talks were followed by the Society's AGM and lunch at Il Siciliano's.


The Society's Newsletter No.21 was published. Articles included 'Twelfth Annual Symposium'; by Juliet Field; 'Edward Heron-Allen and the Scholar's Stone', by P.J.E. Kershaw; 'A Genealogical Tour of Selina Simmonds Belasco Dolaro (1849-1889)' by John P. Mahoney and Barbara P. Mahoney; 'Mystery solved - Selina Dolaro's final resting place' by Joan Navarre; and 'A Letter from Lundy' by John E. Whittaker.


The Independent published an article on the Christmas Cards made up of foraminifera exchanged between Edward Heron-Allen and Arthur Earland under the title "The shell-loving scientists torn apart by a mystery woman", in its issue of 24 December.

On the same day, Giles Miller, posted a blog on the subject, on the Natural History Museum website.