Indoor meetings

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 ( 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 2022

Last checked 6th November 2022

Saturday 19th November 2022 - Regional Meeting, World Museum Liverpool
As well as an introduction to the mollusc collections at the World Museum, there will be recollections of Nora McMillan, a contribution on the J. Wilfrid Jackson archive, updates on the Small Marine Bivalve Project, a history of the Society’s non-marine distribution mapping, and a talk entitled Molluscs and Mathematics: The collaboration of Ronald Winckworth and D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson by Dr Deborah Kent who is the recipient of a Society grant. Anyone coming or bringing an exhibit should contact Rosemary Hill (

Sunday 20 November 2022 - Conservation & Recording Meeting
10:00 for 10:30 – 13:00
A meeting to discuss the Society’s current conservation and recording work. Agenda items will include recent developments with iRecord and iNaturalist, the Society’s CC-BY-NC data license on NBN, and progress on conservation initiatives. Any Society member is welcome, but the venue size limits us to 20 people.
The meeting will be held at the World Museum, Liverpool.
Please contact the chair, Ben Rowson ( if wishing to attend.

Saturday 10 December 2022: INDOOR MEETING with exhibits and lecture (NHM or with Zoom link)
14.00-17.00 (13.45 Zoom sign in)
Guest speaker: Dr Matt Law (Bath Spa University) 'Reflections on 50 years of Land Snails in Archaeology.' It is half a century since John Evans published his seminal work. Matt will discuss the influence it has had on the investigation of past environments, and how the subject has evolved since it first appeared in the archaeological world.
Pre-register with Circa (; The meeting will be held at the Angela Marmont Centre, Natural HIstory Museum, London SW 7 5BD.

Advance Notice for 2022
Indoor meetings are booked for 23rd July (Zoom only), 15th October; 10th December. The Regional Meeting on Saturday 19th November at the World Museum, Liverpool has been booked - more details will be made available in due course.

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 ( 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 (

Meeting Programme compiled by Martin Willing. Contacts for meetings related matters are either Martin Willing
( OR Rosemary Hill (

Calendar of indoor meetings