Anniversary Meeting


Plants invade the land! What happened next?

Speaker: Professor Dianne Edwards CBE FRS PLS

Anniversary Meeting

In early Ordovician times, some 470 million years ago, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere were high, land surfaces, if moist, were green being encrusted with microbes and algae with little or no soil. The lecture will trace subsequent events in the the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems, including animals, food webs, soils and atmosphere as higher plants began to dominate landscapes and the planet was transformed from a greenhouse to an icehouse world.

This meeting is for Fellows only.

Due to restricted space in the Royal Astronomical Society we ask Fellows to register for this event. Please click here to register.

The meeting will be followed by a wine reception at the Royal Astronomical Society.

Anniversary Meeting Dinner

Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House

Following the Anniversary Meeting, Fellows and their guests are invited to accompany the President, Officers and Medal winners to dinner. It is essential to pre-register for the dinner by Friday 10th May. Dinner will be served at 7.45pm. The cost will be £65 per person.

Click here to download a Anniversary Meeting Dinner registration form.



Evesham Asparagus
Evesham asparagus trio, asparagus ''scotch egg'', pressed terrine with waterloo cheese and oak smoked with pink radish (v)

Organic salmon
Cured organic salmon, vegetable noodles, sorrel & horseradish


Oxfordshire smoked sheep's cheese, pine nut, spinach and raisin ''pastilla'' with squash, pomegranate & smashed chickpea (v)

Colne Valley Lamb
Colne valley ''Sheppard's pie plate'', roasted lamb, truffle potato wafers, spiced carrot ketchup and fresh minted pea curd


Yorkshire rhubarb curd glazed tart, vanilla parfait, crumbles topping

Coffee & petit Fours

(This price includes wine)