The Sir Joseph Banks Society held its annual dinner at Horncastle College.
Guests of honour included the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Toby Dennis and Mrs Sarah Dennis.
The guest speaker was Professor David Sleight Dean of Public Engagement at Lincoln University.
Introducing the guests, Chair, Dr Cheryle Berry (MBE), spoke about the achievements of the Horncastle based society.
She was particularly pleased with the announcement, confirming Heritage Lottery Funding for a major exhibition to be held early in 2014 at the Collection in Lincoln.
It was also pointed out that Sir Joseph Banks had also held the office, albeit reluctantly, of High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1794.
Society members were delighted to hear that Becor Housev- based in the University’s Science and Innovation Park - is to be re-named Banks House in recognition of Sir Joseph’s contribution to science.
The society’s Life President David Robinson OBE proposed the vote of thanks.
Pictured above are David Robinson, Professor David Sleight, Dr Cheryle Berry, Toby Dennis and Sarah Dennis.