Anniversary Meeting 2018

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

SPECIAL MEETING 16:00–19:00 Thursday 24 May 2018

Please note that the Anniversary Meeting is on Thursday 24 May 2018 not Wednesday as stated in the Programme of Events.

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This event is the Linnean Society of London’s Annual General Meeting. The event begins with the presentation of annual medals, recognising outstanding contributions to the Natural Sciences and will be followed by the AGM and the Presidential Address from Professor Paul Brakefield FRS PLS titled ‘Thoughts on why the science of natural history must contribute to evolution and ecology’. 

In his talk Professor Brakefield will discuss reasons why the science of natural history, as epitomised by the Linnean Society and its Fellowship, remains as important today as it was in the time of Darwin and Wallace. Using not only examples from his own studies of tropical butterflies and other insects, but also research on other systems and work that makes more prominent use of molecular tools. It is only in the light of a thorough understanding of the environment in which organisms develop, interact with one another, and reproduce that we can hope to fully understand the evolution and ecology of the diversity of life on earth. The Society has a crucial role to play in encouraging the awareness of biologists, both present and future, of the importance of the science of natural history. 

Following the Anniversary Meeting, Fellows and their guests are invited to accompany the President, Officers and Medal winners to dinner which will be held at The Cavendish London Hotel, Jermyn Street, London.

The full agenda for the Anniversary Meeting 2018 will be available shortly.

  • Registration for the Anniversary meeting is essential. 
  • Registration for the Anniversary meeting dinner is now closed, as the dinner is FULLY BOOKED.

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