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#1 2016-10-21 15:37:06

Duncan Sivell
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Name: Duncan Sivell
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Annual meeting and AGM 26-27 November

This year's annual meeting will be held at the Natural History Museum, London, with a day of talks on Saturday 26 November and access to the Diptera collection on Sunday 27 November.  This event is free and open to non-members, all you need to do is turn up!

Please access the museum via the staff entrance on Exhibition Road and sign in as a visitor at the reception desk.  From there you will be directed to the Neil Chalmers Suite (Saturday) or Angela Marmont Centre (Sunday).
There will be a prize for the best Diptera exhibit, so if you have something to display please bring it along on Saturday.  Pemberley Books will also be in attendance.

If you would like to join us for the Dipterists Supper on Saturday evening please contact Duncan Sivell (d.sivell@nhm.ac.uk) in advance of the meeting or early on Saturday morning.  We will be dining in a local Italian restaurant.

The programme for the meeting is as follows:

Neil Chalmers Suite       
Saturday 26 November   
10:00    Venue opens (set out exhibits)   
10:30    Introduction and welcome to the NHM   
               Duncan Sivell
10:40    Diptera phylogeny: any light at the end of the tunnel?
               Vladimir Blagoderov
11:00    Developing studies in the Anisopodidae: some tropical data   
               Geoff Hancock
11:20    Tea & coffee   
11:40    The study of blow fly intra-puparial development for post-mortem interval estimations   
               Daniel Martin-Vega
12:00    Annual General Meeting   
13:00    Lunch   
14:00    Judging of exhibits prize giving   
14:10    The Slime Flux pub, its drinkers, loafers and pullers   
               Rob Wolton
14:40    Tales from the riverbank- revisiting the Diptera of exposed riverine sediments   
               Steve Hewitt
15:10    Tea & coffee   
15:30    Dipterology into policy: bluetongue virus and Culicoides biting midges   
               Simon Carpenter
16:00    Further discussion and mingling   
16:30    Close of session - take exhibits down   
17:00    Vacate the venue - move to Queen's Arms   
19:00    Dipterists Supper in Rocco restaurant   
   
Angela Marmont Centre
Sunday 27 November       
10:00    Venue opens   
10:30    Arrange access to the Diptera collection   
11:00    Workshop: drying and setting wet Diptera specimens   
13:00    Lunch   
16:30    Close of session - begin tidying up
17:00    Vacate the venue

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#2 2016-10-25 13:53:22

Howard Bentley
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Name: Howard Bentley
Registered: 2008-07-07
Posts: 707

Re: Annual meeting and AGM 26-27 November

This is to announce that in addition to the nominations for Committee posted in Bulletin No.82, Philip Brighton has been nominated for election to the Committee at the 2016 AGM.

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