BMS Field Events
Field Meetings and Covid-19 Field
Due to the current pandemic BMS field meetings have been cancelled. This includes the Group Leaders Meeting due to be held in June.
The coronavirus pandemic will inevitably affect our field events and recording programme planned for this year. Current government advice is to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary and avoid contact with anyone other than those you live with. The BMS website should be consulted for details of any cancellations or changes to planned events.
Field enthusiasts should ensure that any recording they carry out takes account of government guidance or restrictions in place at the time to ensure their safety and well-being and that of their communities.
Group Leaders' Meeting 2020
The GLM planned for the weekend of 26th to 28th June 2020 at Northern College, Barnsley, has been cancelled due to concerns and uncertainty regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
Venue: Charnwood Arms, Beveridge Lane, Bardon Hill, Coalville, LE67 1TB
This venue is right in the middle of the now scattered remains of the once very large Charnwood Forest. There are plenty of semi natural Oak woodlands, mixed woodland, some grassland and an excellent old gravel pit - wetland site in adjacent Derbyshire.
Advance payment is for Bed & Breakfast Only: Choose you own dinner each evening (Hungry Horse Menu) and add to room tag and pay at the end of week. In August 2019 the menu had choice of 15 standard meals from £5.69 to £7.69, or two meals for £9.49: Starters from £2.49 (These prices are a guide only. The menu will probably change by October 2020.) Purchase your packed lunch from nearby outlets. Greggs & Shell Garage are very close.
10:30 – 16:00
BMS Autumn Open Meeting 2020 Field
Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Jodrell Laboratory, Kew
The BMS Autumn Open Meeting will take place on Saturday November 21st at the Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, within the Jodrell Laboratory in Kew Gardens.
London, 21st November 2020
Saturday 21st November 2020 – Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre,
Jodrell Laboratory, Jodrell Gate, Kew Road, Kew Gardens, TW9 3DS
Come to hear about the latest fungal research.
10:30-11:00: Coffee & Tea.
11:00-11:30: Prof. Ulf Büntgen, University of Cambridge
Environmental scientist working on global change and fungi.
11:30-12:00: Dr. Taylor Lyons & Bruna Giribaldi, Imperial College London
Biomedical scientists investigating action and clinical uses of Psilocybe.
12:00-14:00: Lunch break.
14:00-14:30: Dr. Merlin Sheldrake
Tropical ecologist and author of Entangled Life.
14:30-14:50: Rowena Hill, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Queen Mary Univ.
PhD student investigating fungi within seeds.
14:50-15:20: Prof. Katie Field, University of Leeds
Biologist researching physiology, ecology and evolution of symbiosis.
15:20-15:40: Open Discussion