Indoor meetings are normally held at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London (nearest undergound station South Kensington) at intervals of four to six weeks between September and April. The main event at these meetings is usually a lecture by a guest speaker or society member. Most meetings also include a show-and-tell session when people have an opportunity to show specimens and anything else of molluscan interest to those at the meeting, and get comments from them. There are also opportunities for informal discussions over tea/coffee, and to purchase Society goods and back publications. The meetings take place in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity. To find this most easily, come into the Museum at the main entrance. In front of you, you will find a large blue whale skeleton. At the far end of the blue whale skeleton, turn left down a passage past a shop on the right and a cafeteria on the left and you'll see stairs leading down to an open glass-fronted lower-level atrium. The Centre is not open-access, so you will need to ring the bell to the right of the door (close to the end of the atrium) to gain admission.
To join the online meetings please email Catherine Jagger (email@example.com) preferably at least one week prior to the meeting, indicating your intention to attend. She will then send you full joining instructions and a meeting agenda.
Conchological Society Indoor Meetings 2021
Last updated 16th June 2021
Saturday 17th July (via Zoom)
Guest Speaker: Imogen Cavadino (Royal Horticultural Society), 'For the love of slugs: using citizen science to explore species diversity in UK gardens'.
Saturday 16th October (via Zoom or NHM, London)
Guest Speaker: Gavan Cooke, 'Cephalopods of the UK'.
Saturday 11th December 2021 (via Zoom or NHM, London)
Guest speaker: Ian Killeen, ‘Thirty years of Margaritifera research – Pearl Anniversary’
Advance Notice for 2022
Indoor meetings are booked for 19th February, 9th April (AGM), 23rd July (Zoom only), 15th October; 10th December.
A Regional Meeting is being planned to take place in Liverpool during November 2022; date yet to be fixed.
Members are invited to address the meeting for a maximum of four minutes to show an exhibit or speak briefly on a mollusc-related theme. Anyone wishing to do this please e mail the Hon. Secretary, Rosemary Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of the meeting. Note that for each meeting the number of speakers will be limited to the first five applicants.
The Programme Secretary will be happy to receive suggestions about interesting speakers or subjects.
All our meetings are open to non-members if space is available: if you would like to come, please contact Martin Willing (email@example.com).