Welcome to the British Phycological Society’s Website. The Society, a charity devoted to the study of algae founded in 1952, was one of the first to be established in the world, and is the largest in Europe.

Membership of the British Phycological Society is open to everybody.

Canter-Lund 2024 – Gallery Shortlist

Welcome to the 2024 shortlist for the Hilda-Canter Lund competition. Please vote and comment for your favorite images, you have two votes with one in the micro category and one in the macro category. You can switch between the two categories by using the category...

Phycologist 105 – Now available for members!

The editor of The Phycologist, is pleased to announce the release of issue 105, Autumn 2023 which is now available for members, please log in and you can access the latest issue here as a PDF.

Registration now open for BPS Winter Meeting 2024 in Reading!

The registration for the BPS Winter Meeting 2024, to be held in Reading UK, is now open. The dates for the meeting are January 8-11, 2024. Please visit the conference website for more details including registration, abstracts submission and everything you need to know...

Call for nominations for membership of BPS Council

In accordance with our constitution (https://brphycsoc.org/constitution/), Council positions are open for nominations with successful candidates to taking up office after the AGM in Reading University in January 2024:  The following council positions are now...

Hilda Canter-Lund 2023

This award was established by the British Phycological Society in recognition of Hilda Canter-Lund, whose stunning photographs will be known to many members. Her photomicrographs of freshwater algae combined high technical and aesthetic qualities whilst still...

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