Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The AEM programme

The AEM programme has now been finalised - it should be up on the website soon but here, as you'd expect from News & Views, is a sneak preview of the three talk sessions:

The BSBI Summer Meeting in Perthshire: report (Ian Denholm).
The Irish Species Project (speaker tbc).
The new England Red List for Vascular Plants (Pete Stroh, BSBI Scientific Officer).

The National Plant Monitoring Scheme (Oli Pescott, Biological Records Centre).
The forthcoming Euphrasia Handbook and related projects (Chris Metherell (BSBI)/Fred Rumsey (NHM)/Alex Twyford (RBGE)).  
Recording for Atlas 2020 (Jim McIntosh, BSBI Country Officer).

“Hybrids 40 Years On” (Prof Clive Stace, University of Leicester and BSBI President 1987-1989)
Q&A session with BSBI staff, trustees and officers.

AEM 2013 at the Natural History Museum
If you are new to BSBI and/or the AEM and are unsure what to expect, this video shot by one of last year's speakers may give you a flavour. Rest assured that this year, we will make sure we get everybody's presentations in advance!

If you do want to come, this is absolutely your last chance to book the £10 food and drink package - we are not allowed to bring our own lunch into the venue and the cafe 5 minutes walk away is likely to be very busy at lunchtime. But if you can book via Paypal before final numbers go through to the University caterers tomorrow, then you will enjoy the package outlined on the AEM flyer.

Hope to see you on the 22nd November in Leicester!