British Phycological Society Meetings

Collecting and Identifying Seaweeds

1st to 3rd May 2018 - Marine Biological Association, Plymouth

A field course by Professor Christine Maggs (JNCC, Peterborough) & Francis Bunker (MarineSeen, Pembrokeshire). Further details are available here.

Durham Course on Freshwater Algal Idenfitication

Monday 8th to Saturday 14th July 2018

The popular course on fresh water algal identification is running again in Durham this year, please see the flyer here.

Past BPS Winter Meetings

The meetings of the British Phycological Society are held annually at various venues in Britain and Ireland.

BPS 66th Annual Meeting - Southend, Essex

Monday 8th to Thursday 11th January 2018 - Radisson Park Inn, Southend

Further details

The programme (see below or here for a PDF) for the 66th BPS Annual Meeting in Southend, Essex is now taking shape. With arrivals from afternoon on Monday, 8th January and departures after lunchtime on Thursday 11th January, a full programme is planned.

The 2017 Winter Meeting

Our last meeting, the 65th Meeting of the British Phycological Society 11th to 13th January 2017, was a great success. It was hosted by Andrew Davies and the Ocean Sciences coordinating team at Bangor University. You can find further information at

Student Prizes and Awards

The Irène Manton (1904-1988, right) Prize is awarded at the Winter Meeting each year for the best student presentation. There is also a Student Poster Competition. The criteria for these awards are laid out in a downloadable PDF available by clicking on the link below.