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Funding for events

If you would like to organise your own conference, with Systematics Association funding, you need to complete a Conference Proposal form and submit it to

Please note: The maximum amount awarded is £2,000, with only half of that amount awarded upfront and the balance being paid on publication of the symposium volume with Cambridge University Press.

Events for 2015

Date Event
29 January 2015 Systematics & Botanical Illustration Systematics & Botanical Illustration
Day meeting organised jointly by the Systematics Association and The Linnean Society of London
Burlington House, London, UK

Regisistration is essential - Further details
16 April 2015 Biodiversity Policy Lecture
"A response to the NERC taxonomy review" - Professor Ian Owens, Director of Science, The Natural History Museum, London
6.00pm Linnean Society, Burlington House, London, UK
26-28 August 2015

Biennial Conference

Systematics - the science that underpins biology
Oxford University, UK
Further details
10th Systematics Biennial 26-28 August 2015
24 September 2015 The Joy of Discovering the Natural World
This one-day meeting will bring together a number of UK scientists committed to describing new species to tell the stories that lie behind their discoveries.
Linnean Society, Burlington House, London, UK
Further details
14 October 2015

Professor Rosemary G. Gillespie
Sir Julian Huxley Lecture

Island time and the interplay between ecology & evolution in species diversification

Professor Rosemary G. Gillespie, Schlinger Chair in Systematic Entomology, University of California Berkeley

6.00pm Linnean Society, Burlington House, London, UK
Further details | download poster
20 November 2015 Young Systematists' Forum
a FREE one day meeting
Flett Lecture Theatre, The Natural History Museum, London, UK
The annual Young Systematists' Forum represents an exciting setting for Masters, PhD and young postdoctoral researchers to present their data, often for the first time, to a scientific audience interested in taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics.
Further details
26 November 2015 Annual General Meeting
Further details
5.00pm Linnean Society, Burlington House, London, UK
26 November 2015

Timeline for Afromomum specimen
President's Lecture

Do half the world's natural history collections have the wrong name and
What can we do about it?

Robert Scotland
Reader in Systematic Botany
Department of Plant Sciences,
University of Oxford, UK

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6.00pm Linnean Society, Burlington House, London, UK

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