Welcome to the British Mycological Society

Fungal biology research, conservation and education

The BMS has programme of events in fungal biology and field mycology.  We also list a selection of external events for all levels, from beginner to experienced.

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BMS Talks

Our online talks take place once a month and are open to everyone, at any level of interest or expertise in fungi.  Speakers cover a variety of topics including scientific research, field mycology, art, history and cuture.

PAST TALKS & RECORDINGS

BMS grants

BMS offers a number of grants to support work, study and other activities in fungal biology and field mycology.

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Join the BMS

Membership is open to all who are interested in promoting, supporting and learning about the world of fungi.

NEW from 2022: BMS membership includes free online access to new issues of the BMS publication Field Mycology

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BMS support for Ukraine

The British Mycological Society is devastated with the ongoing situation in Ukraine and the unacceptable violence and loss of life.

Our mission is to promote fungal science internationally and we are proud to have members from across the world including Ukraine. We want to help our friends and colleagues impacted by this unnecessary war in whatever way we can.

The BMS is making a donation to the Council for At-Risk Academics (cara) who are poised to support academics from Ukraine. Their ongoing work in relation to this crisis can be seen here.

Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people at this dreadful time.

BMS Council

Field Mycology

Field Mycology is published quarterly by the BMS and covers topics of interest to experienced field mycologists. Digital copies are free to BMS members. Print and digital subscriptions are available to all. 

LATEST ISSUE - AUGUST 2022

Journals

The BMS journals Fungal BiologyFungal Ecology and Fungal Biology Reviews feature the latest scientific research papers and discussions. Subscriptions are available directly from the publishers, Elsevier, or at a discounted rate for BMS members.

LATEST RESEARCH ARTICLES

Local groups

Fungus groups exist in many parts of the UK and are run on a voluntary basis by enthusiasts seeking to share their knowledge of fungi and improve identification skills. Groups offer a welcoming environment for newcomers and experts alike.

FIND A GROUP NEAR YOU