Our next AGM will be held on Saturday 1st February 2020, as part of the British Lichen Conference at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The conference will start with a reception and poster exhibition on the Friday evening, followed by a lecture and then dinner for those who have booked in advance. The lecture will be by Prof. Peter Crittenden, who is retiring this year as Editor in Chief of the Lichenologist, on "Toughing it out: lichen ecology and a life in lichen research".
The AGM will be on Saturday morning, starting at 10.30, and will be followed after lunch by an afternoon of short talks on everything from current lichen survey projects to using GIS to map lichens on your own computer. On the Sunday there will be an excursion to Arniston House, near Gorebridge, meeting at 10am for those who can stay on.
This meeting coincides with two art exhibitions, Small is Beautiful (in the Library Foyer) and Thinking Plastic (in the John Hope Centre by the West Gate).
The venue for the Friday and Saturday is the Herbarium Buildings, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR. Enter through the black gates to the Science/Herbarium Buildings, just north of 20 Inverleith Row.
Full details of the conference and AGM can be found on the Events page of the BLS website.
As usual there will be a sale of books during the meeting, organised by Prof. Mark Seaward. Any funds raised go to support our work on churchyard lichens. The list can be downloaded below.