The Natural History Section exists to further the study of natural history and the recording of local wildlife in Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. The Section was founded more than 50 years ago as an off-shoot of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society. Members of the Section have a wide variety of interests and expertise in various areas of natural history, but you don’t have to be an expert on natural history to join.
Section C of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (LLPS) is Leicestershire’s only geological society and was founded in 1849, which makes it one of the oldest geological societies in the UK. This sense of tradition is very strong and is a source of pride to present members of the Section. Many milestone geological researches were first published in the LLPS Transactions, not least pioneering investigations into the ancient fossils from the Precambrian of neighbouring Charnwood Forest, which are some of the oldest and most important in the world.