Conchological Society Online Meetings

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situation, it was not possible to hold face-to-face indoor meetings during the  winter period (2020 - 2021). However, we are very pleased to invite you to join an interesting programme of online meetings using the ‘Zoom’ platform.  Please see our Zoom user guide for Conchological Society meetings and a note on Zoom etiquette.


ONLINE ‘EXHIBITS’: 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.


PLEASE NOTE: a) many of us have been on a steep ‘learning curve’ regarding the use of online meeting software, so please be patient and prepared to forgive any glitches which may occur! b) We will be at the mercy of internet connections and cannot therefore guarantee connectivity; if for technical reasons the online meeting ‘crashes’ or is unable to take place we will endeavour to reschedule.




Saturday 24th October 2020

Guest speaker: Damien Leech (UWE, Bristol), ‘Structural Colour in Nacre & Nature’

13.45 sign in for 14.00 - 16.00: Zoom meeting


Saturday 12th December 2020

Guest speaker: David Holyoak (speaking from central Portugal; Associate Editor of Journal of Conchology),

‘Ten years of snail collecting in Portugal’

13.45 sign in for 14.00 - 16.00: Zoom meeting


Saturday 27th February 2021

Guest speaker: Ben Rowson (NMW/Amgueddfa Cymru, Cardiff), ‘Brought to the Surface: a new beginning for freshwater snail identification’.

13.45 sign in for 14.00 - 16.00: Zoom meeting