British Phycological Society Meetings

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

Please note that after much debate, we have decided to return to having the BPS annual meeting in January, though in the 2nd week of January and not immediately following New Year as before. The January 2017 meeting will be at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Wales.

2016 Annual Meeting

The British Phycological Society's Annual Meeting will be held at Bournemouth University (Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus) from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th June 2016.  The meeting will start at lunchtime on Wednesday, and finish on Friday afternoon.  The conference dinner will be a barbecue on Thursday evening at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, Bournemouth, overlooking the beach.

Students may apply for funding to attend the meeting using this form.

Accommodation available in Bournemouth includes a wide range of hotels and B&Bs. Transport between Bournemouth and Talbot Campus is convenient (university bus runs every 10 minutes and the journey is about 10 min).

There will be special sessions on algal biotechnology in association with Phyconet (convenor Professor Saul Purton) and one on freshwater algal ecology (convenors Dr Jan Krokowski and Dr Anne Jungblut), as well as Manton student prize presentations and contributed sessions. Events will include the BPS reception sponsored by Taylor & Francis on Wednesday night, followed by a pub quiz, and poster prize for best student poster.

Rooms are also available for parallel sessions and satellite meetings including identification workshops. There will be a trip on Wednesday morning to the Freshwater Biological Association’s River Laboratory at Wareham (hosted by Professor Genoveva Esteban).

Conference fees

Conference fees are due by 20 May 2016; a late penalty charge of £30 will be applied after this.

The conference fee of £100 (for BPS members; £130 for non-members) includes lunches, tea and coffee for all three days and the BPS reception on Wednesday evening.

The single day fee is £50 for members; £65 for non-members.

The cost of the barbecue, including wine and/or beer and soft drinks, is £35 per head.

Please note that the 2017 meeting will take place in the second week of January, at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Wales.

Student Prizes and Awards

The Irène Manton (1904-1988, right) Prize is awarded at the Annual 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.