CSGBI REGIONAL MEETING Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Ben Rowson

Sat 15 – Sun 16 November 2008

This is an early announcement with some important information for those wishing to attend. Please note that the dates above have now been finalised. Further information will follow in a later issue of Mollusc World and on the Society’s website. Attendance is free, but the more advance notice we have of numbers the better. If you plan to come, or have any enquiries, please contact Ben Rowson at the address below.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS We would welcome short (10-20 mins) presentations on any molluscan subject. Powerpoint/laptop/projector facilities will be available. To offer a presentation, please let us know as soon as you can and indicate whether you need additional facilities.


We are planning two identification workshops, relevant to both beginners and those with more experience. MARINE: PYRAMIDELLID MICROGASTROPODS (Odostomia & Brachystomia) using the Cardiff collections to help members agree on the identity of particular taxa. NONMARINE: SLUGS. Living specimens from around the British Isles can be compared, and there will be introductions to dissection and recent name changes. Graham Oliver has also offered to examine difficult British bivalves brought to the meeting. The collections and library will also be available for other purposes (again, please let us know in advance).


Attendees will need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. IMPORTANT: Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium hosts major sporting fixtures that can cause disruption elsewhere in the city. They do not release dates until June so we cannot guarantee that the meeting will not coincide with a match. Thus we strongly recommend booking your accommodation as early as possible. Also please note that on match days, roads around the Museum may be closed, and parking, coach and rail services disrupted. More details will be released when we have them – in the meantime, don’t let this put you off!

Hope to see you in Cardiff,


Ben Rowson, BIOSYB, National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP.

Email: ben.rowson@museumwales.ac.uk.

Mobile: 07817 377 484 www.museumwales.ac.uk