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.

Hilda Canter-Lund 2022

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...

Voting open for the 2022 Canter-Lund Competition

Please head to our voting page to cast your votes for the best micro and macro algal images submitted in 2022. Thanks to the 60 people who entered their images! There are some stunning images this year!

2022 BPS Seaweed course at Plymouth 

Professor Christine Magge sends this report regarding the 2022 BPS seaweed course at Plymouth - 30 people of all skills and types of interest and experience attended. The course was led by Christine Maggs, Juliet Brodie, Frances Bunker and Anne Bunker as usual, and we...

Ukraine Support Grant formally launched by FEMS

Support aimed at both Early Career Microbiologists (ECM)* who are members of the Ukrainian Society of Microbiologists and those of other FEMS Member Societies who are in Ukraine and caught up in the war has been released by FEMS. It is hope this can provide support...

CCAP-ARIES Launch

In late 2020, Culture Collection for Algae and Protozoa applied for and successfully received just over £500k funding from NERC’s World Class Large-Scale Research Infrastructure scheme to set up CCAP’s Algal Research, Innovation and Environmental Science centre...

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