Contact us

General enquiries, membership, awards & grants, journals & subscriptions, invoices and payments

Email: admin (at)

BMS operations & development; communications; media & publicity; newsletters; website & social media

Email: emma (at)

Event planning & delivery; registration & booking; event enquiries;  UK Fungus Day 
Email: sally (at)
Email: ukfungusday (at)

Fungus identification queries

If you'd like help with identifying fungi, you'll find many welcoming experts and enthusiasts on the BMS Facebook Group,
UK Fungus Day Twitter, or through one of the affiliated UK-wide  fungus recording groups .

The BMS Office

Dr Emma Thompson

Executive Officer

Emma joined the BMS in March 2021 as Scientific Communciations & Development Officer, moving to the role of Executive Officer in October 2022. She oversees the implementation of the Society's governance and operational requirements and activities, to meet our objectives and ensure delivery of our strategy. She is responsible for day-to-day running of the organisation. Emma also supports projects and services developed by our Committees, and manages Society communications.

Email Emma

Norman Porrett


Norman has been a key figure at the Society for a number of years and is the main contact for general enquiries and questions about membership. He administers our awards, grants and journal subscriptions and acts as secretariat to the BMS Council and Committees. Norman also manages day-to-day finances and supports our annual reporting. He ensures the smooth-running of the Society behind the scenes, providing support for events, managing records and storage, and keeping services up to date.
Email Norman

Sally Hawkes

Events & Member Services Officer

Sally is an events professional and joined the Society in January 2023. She is responsible for event co-ordination and administration, working closely with other staff, committees and volunteers to deliver the Society's full range of events. She is the main contact for event enquiries. Using her experience in the membership sector, Sally also contributes to the development and delivery of services, resources and benefits for members and the wider mycological community.

Email Sally

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UK Fungus Day Page

UKFungusDay  BMS YouTube channel

BMS postal address

British Mycological Society
c/o Royal Society of Biology
1 Naoroji Street
United Kingdom