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.

Request for Seaweed Photographs

Please see below a request for seaweed photographs from Jane Smith for a new book, Seaweeds of the World.  Any members interested in this project are asked to contact Jane Smith directly by email jane@janesmithmedia.co.uk “I am a freelance picture researcher working...

Algaculture for Biotechnology Online Training Course

With continuing Covid19 constraints, CCAP will once again be delivering their annual CCAP CPD course online, via MS Teams. The course is aimed at students, technicians, early career researchers, industry professionals and algae enthusiasts. You are invited to register...

The Phycologist 101 – Available to view

Our Autumn 2021 issue of the Phycologist reaches an incredible landmark of 100 issues. Please log in and view your access to the new issue here, note, you won't be able to access the newest issue if you are not logged in to the website. This Issue's table of contents:...

70th Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society

Swansea University, UK As usual, the annual meeting will be packed with the latest advances in phycological research and provide an outlet for research across the whole spectrum of algal research topics. Through the special theme of ‘Harnessing algal solutions towards...

BPS Funding Deadlines Approaching

The next deadline for applications for BPS funding is approaching (1st November 2021). BPS Council has widened the eligibility criteria for our "student bursaries".  This scheme is now accessible to both bona fide students in full or part-time education, BUT IN...

Upcoming Events

  1. 70th Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society

    January 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm GMT
  2. Algaculture for Biotechnology Online Training Course

    February 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm GMT