British Phycological Society Meetings

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

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

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 held on Thursday evening in Bournemouth.

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 min and the journey is about 10 min).

Two special sessions will take place, one on algal biotechnology in association with Phyconet (convenor Dr Saul Purton) and one on phytoplankton ecology (convenor Dr Jan Krokowski).

Events will include student reception and pub quiz on Wednesday night, the BPS Manton student prize presentations, and poster prize for best student poster. There will be a public exhibition of the Hilda Canter-Lund photographs throughout the conference. Rooms are also available for parallel sessions and satellite meetings including identification workshops.

If there is sufficient interest, we will arrange visits on Wednesday morning to the River Laboratory at Wareham, hosted by Prof. Genoveva Esteban, which could include an identification workshop if desired.

On Saturday morning, there is the option to visit a local shore with a good selection of marine algae.

The conference fee includes lunches, tea and coffee, and the reception on Wednesday evening. It will be £100 for members, £120 for non-members. The day rate will be £50. The conference dinner will be about £30 plus drinks.

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.