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 2022
Last checked 14th June 2022
Saturday 23 July 2022
Via Zoom, 2pm - 4pm (with a 1.45pm sign-in)
Guest speaker: Dr Jeremy Biggs (Director, Freshwater Habitats Trust), 'Understanding and protecting freshwater Mollusca: the work of the Freshwater Habitats Trust.'
This is a Zoom only meeting. Register with CIRCA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday 15 October 2022
2pm - 5.00pm (with a 1.45pm Zoom sign-in)
Guest speaker: Dr Corina Ciocan (Brighton University), 'Fibreglass boats and oysters don't mix! Hazardous contaminants in the aquatic environment GRP (glass reinforced plastic) accumulations & impact on bivalves.'
Natural History Museum with Zoom link.
Saturday 19th November 2022 - Regional Meeting, World Museum Liverpool
To include an opportunity to see some of the museum’s mollusc collections, a demonstration of live projection facilities, an appreciation of Nora Mc Millan and talks on a range of molluscan topics which are still being arranged. Please contact Rosemary Hill email@example.com for more details if you are planning to come.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if wishing to attend.
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).