Public Events

The Society have organised public exhibitions and displays at venues such as the RHS Flower Shows, Botanic Gardens, Museums, Visitor Centres, Libraries, Woodlands, and Universities, to name a few examples.

Since 2013 the Society has placed fungi well and truly ‘on the map’ by providing financial support for the inaugural ‘UK Fungus Day’ weekend of activities, encouraging our recording groups and other interested parties to join us in raising awareness of fungi and fungal science. Since then UK Fungus Day has grown to involve a large number of key organisations as well as the public, including the Royal Society of Biology, Universities and Research Institutes, Plantlife, the Royal Horticultural Society, National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts, Kew Gardens, NBGW, RBGE, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and the RSPB centres.

Join us for this year’s festival planned for the weekend of 6th and 7th of October 2018. Further details for organisers and attendees can be found on our UKFD Facebook page or by contacting us at 

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UKFD Competition 2018 

 Create a Fungal Factsheet

Categories for Entries

KS3 (11-13 years), KS4 (14-16 years), KS5 (17-19 years) and Mature Entries (19+years)

Prizes for Entries

In each Category the following prize monies will be allocated: 1ST £100, 2ND £50 & 3RD £25.


To develop an appreciation of the diverse information available on fungi.

We want you to design an A4 information sheet suitable for publication and sharing with the public that contains concise and interesting fungal facts. The sheet should be colourful and contain clear images related to the facts (When including images make sure that they are free to use and include photo credits where relevant). Your design should be eye-catching, and font should be legible. Make sure that you use your own words as plagiarism will be penalised.

The winning entries and the top runners up will be published on the British Mycological Society’s & UK Fungus Day websites as well as associated social media.


Email your entries in MS word/PowerPoint/publisher format to  with the heading ‘UKFD18 competition

Closing Date for entries: 6th October 2018 (winners will be notified by 5th November 2018)

Include the following information with your entries:

Name (and teacher’s name if a student)


Name, address and telephone number of School (if entering the KS3-5 Categories)

Name, home address and telephone number (if entering the mature Categories)

Category (KS3/KS4/KS5/Mature)


·         Entries should be submitted on email as MS word/PowerPoint/publisher documents.

·         Entries may be created by individuals or by small groups (up to 4 persons)

·         Judging will take into account originality, presentation and effectiveness in communicating with a wide audience.

Download a copy of the competition information as a PDF  PDF Glyph.gif