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Jubilee of the British Mycological Society

Nature volume 158, pages 693695 (16 November 1946) | Download Citation



THIS year, the pftish Mycological Society, which was for meeting of the Yorkshire Naturalists' 51m feelby in 1896 for “the study of myqftlogjim as branches”", has been celebrating its family. A ordinary meeting on April 12 a comp shensive series of exhibits was arranged in the British Museum (Natural History) to illustrate the development of mycology in Great Britain and the history of the Society. In September, a well-attended five-day foray, held at Whitby in conjunction with the Mycological Committee of the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union, marked the resumption of a series of annual autumn forays begun in 1897 which, though uninterrupted by the First World War, had to be discontinued in 1939. The climax of the celebrations was the fiftieth annual general meeting, followed by the presidential address and five paper-reading sessions in the rooms of the Royal Institution, London, during October 23–25. This meeting, by the generous help of the British Council, was attended by mycologists from Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Palestine, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United States.

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