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.

London Freshwater Algal Identification Course

We are pleased to offer a five-day course to train staff of environmental and other agencies, utility companies, consultancies, museums, universities and research students in the identification of the major groups of ecologically-important freshwater algae. Special...

A note from our immediate-past President

The BPS Council and I am sure many of our members thank our immediate-Past President, Prof. Graham Underwood for his years of service as President of the British Phycological Society. Below are some words from Graham: At the Annual General Meeting held in Plymouth...

PhD Scholarship Position on Carbon Capture

A PhD scholarship position is available in the Section of Life Sciences for 2020 at Canterbury Christ Church University. They are looking for a graduate (or soon to be graduate) who would like to undertake a PhD in "Algal carbon capture in mushroom cultivation for the...

RMS Training Courses

The Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) is driven to inspire and enthuse anyone who uses a microscope no matter what age, background or experience level. RMS run a mixture of training courses, networking meetings and larger international conferences and exhibitions,...

Linda Mary Irvine (1928-2020)

LINDA MARY IRVINE (1928-2020) It is with great sadness that we report that Linda Irvine died on 25th February 2020.  Linda joined the Natural History Museum in London in 1949 as a phycologist in the Marine Algal Section of the Botany Department with responsibility for...

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