Past events

Below is a comprehensive although non-exhaustive list of events our association organised in past years. Recordings of some events are available on our YouTube channel.


  • Founders’ Lecture 2022 – Dr Rafael Medina, Assistant Professor at Complutense University, Madrid, and president of the Spanish Bryological Society. In-person event (recording available), 14th October 2022.


  • President’s Lecture 2021 – Dr David Williams, Principal Researcher at Natural History Museum of London and president of the Systematics Association. Virtual lecture, 13th October 2021.
  • Sir Julian Huxley Lecture 2021 – Dr Susan L Perkins, Martin & Michele Cohen Dean of Science at the City College of New York, United States. Virtual lecture, 13th October 2021.
  • Science Policy Lecture 2021 – Prof Sir Ian Boyd, former Chief Adviser to the UK Government on Food and Environment. Virtual lecture, organised in collaboration with the Linnean Society of London, 14th October 2021.


  • President’s Lecture 2020 – Dr Sam Giles, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Virtual lecture, 25th November 2020.



  • Annual General Meeting and President’s Lecture by. London, 28th November.

  • 20th Young Systematists’ Forum. London, 23rd November.

  • Sir Julian Huxley Lecture 2018. In association with The Linnean Society of London. London, 7th November.

  • Biodiversity Policy Lecture. London, 18th October.

  • Course: taxonomic skills and field techniques for freshwater ecology and quality. London, 21st-25th May.