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Forthcoming meetings 2017


Local Meetings

Many areas also have BBS local group meetings and details of these can be found on the Local Meeting page. Please contact the relevant local Secretary if you wish to attend any of these meetings, and for further details.

Safety in the field

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BBS Autumn meeting 2017, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, 6–8 Oct 2017

The AGM and Paper-reading Meeting will be held at British Antarctic Survey, Madingley Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0ET (BAS) in Cambridge on Saturday 7 October 2017, with committee meetings in the afternoon of Friday 6 October and a field excursion on Sunday 8 October. The meeting celebrates the centenary of the Cambridgeshire bryologist Harold Whitehouse (1917-2000).

Full programme to be downloaded from this link

Local secretary: Chris Preston & Jonathan Shanklin (email:


Scapania Workshop, Treborth Botanic Garden laboratory (Bangor University), 21 October 2017

Tim Blackstock is holding an intermediate level lab based workshop on the genus Scapania on 21 October 2017 starting at 1000 and ending at approximately 1600. Venue: Treborth Botanic Garden laboratory (Bangor University), (turn left immediately before mainland side of the Menai Suspension Bridge). Dissecting and compound microscopes are available for each participant but they should bring their own dissecting equipment and favourite liverwort floras. The session will be based on examination of herbarium material and participants are encouraged to bring specimens causing difficulty. Tea and coffee will be provided but those attending should bring their own lunches. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 15. Booking – please email the Education and Training Officer, Martin Godfrey, on





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