Monday, 12 October 2015

Bookings open for the Scottish Annual Meeting

Jim (on left) at Kew with Gwynn Ellis,
BSBI Membership Secretary
Image: L. Marsh
BSBI Scottish Officer Jim McIntosh has been in touch to let us know that bookings are now being taken for this year's BSBI Scottish Annual Meeting.

Jim said “The BSBI Scottish Annual Meeting is a highlight in many botanists’ diaries. And it is not hard to see why – there are some great exhibits, some great talks, a great selection of mini-workshops and a great pop-up botanical bookshop. 

"This year our main speaker is Dr. Ken Thompson, author of Where do camels belong?, who will give a fascinating talk entitled 'Aliens in the British flora'." 

Jim welcomes delegates to the BSBI/RBGE
Mapping Conference, held at RBGE in 2012.
Ken's name will be well-known to regular News & Views readers - he's a BSBI member and if you haven't seen his column in The Telegraph or read one of his books, you could try this or this for a flavour of what you can expect. Ken is as good a speaker as he is a writer! Back to Jim for details of how to book:

"The Scottish Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday the 7th of November at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – the epicentre of all botanical activity in Scotland. All botanists, whether members or not, are very welcome. 

"For further details, you can book (and pay) now via our new online booking system or you can complete this flyer - it's also available on the BSBI Scotland webpage - and post it to the address given in the flyer by the 1st November, enclosing your cheque".