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.

2017 Winter Meeting

The School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University in Wales will host the 65th Annual British Phycological meeting during the second week of January 2017 (2pm 11th January 2017 – 4pm 13th January 2017). Ocean Sciences has been based on the in the town of Menai Bridge on the Isle of Anglesey since the 1950’s, and is truly part of the fabric of life on the largest island in Wales. It’s a unique place, with magical beaches and dramatic coastlines, and hosts the village with the longest name in Europe (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, aka Llanfair PG). To make the return to the Winter meetings even better, we have lined up some activities to suit all tastes, an amazing meeting dinner in one of Bangor University’s most elegant halls and hopefully, we’ll have a full schedule of talks and posters on cutting edge phycology.

If you are interested in attending, full details are available on the Meeting Website at and you can contact us on The website includes full registration information and abstract submission details. We’ve also provided full details of all venues that will be used during the meeting and a rough outline of the programme. Attendees can select accommodation in either Bangor or Menai Bridge (spaces are limited), we will be providing a minibus pick up from Bangor on each morning of the meeting (Thursday and Friday).

EXTENDED! Discounted Early Bird registration will be open until the 25th November 2016.

Registration will close on the 16th December 2016. Abstracts must be submitted by the 16th December 2016 to be considered for both oral and poster presentations.

If you are interested in sponsoring the meeting, or wish to enquire about exhibit space, please do contact us on

We look forward to welcoming you to Ocean Sciences and Bangor University for the 65th Meeting of the British Phycological Society.

Andrew Davies and the Ocean Sciences coordinating team.

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.