The British Herpetological Society (BHS) Commemorative Symposium
London, Saturday 24th November 2018.
Organised by the British Herpetological Society (BHS), with support from the British Chelonia Group (BCG), the Amateur Entomologists Society (AES), the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT), the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS), the Frightened Face of Nature (FFON) and others.
The Symposium commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Maxwell Knight (MK), the famous naturalist, who was also MI5’s ‘Greatest Spymaster.’ It will recount and reassess his life and work in the 21st century, with reference to contemporary environmental issues such as species and public education. Literature and specimens from Maxwell Knight’s collection, including long-lost manuscripts from his original filing cabinet, will be on display. During breaks and at the end of the symposium there will be a showing of Maxwell Knight’s original films.
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Registration for the symposium will open in July 2018 and priority will be given to those who have already expressed interest in attending.
The full programme for this Symposium will be issued later this year. In the meantime, expressions of interest in attending – and offers to participate – should be addressed to:
Professor John E Cooper, FRCPath, FRCVS/Mrs Margaret E Cooper, LLB, FLS, Co-ordinators, Maxwell Knight Commemorative Symposium at:
Wildlife Health Services (UK) firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated JEC/MEC. 25th March 2018.