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 Algal Photography Contest 2024

Our annual photography contest, the Hilda Canter-Lund Award is now open for entries in 2024. The closing date for submissions is the 17th May 2024, and for this year, once again, we will have community voting! Voting will now be for the overall winners after the...

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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