The Mammal Society's 62nd Spring Conference & AGM

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 19:00 to Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 16:30

Our 62nd Spring Conference will act as a forum for mammal experts and enthusiasts to meet in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to hear the results of new research, discuss contemporary issues in conservation and network with other like-minded people.  

The conference will be begin on Friday evening, with a chance to view the winners from the ‘Mammal Photographer of the Year’ from 7pm, followed by the prize-giving.  The prestigious Cranbrook lecture, this year delivered by Jonathan Reynolds, will be held at 8pm. The Cranbrook lecture is a free event and is open to the public.

Jonathan Reynolds, wanted to be a biologist from the age of 6, growing up in London he felt restricted and 'escaped' to Durham University. At Durham Johnathan was inspired by the staff who condemned him to a life of 'poverty and trouble'.  Embarking on the only PhD on offer at that time, the interactions between red and grey squirrels.  Three years of post-doc years were to follow, with experiences gained in Finland, Sweden and Denmark.  Johnathan returned to the UK in 1985 to work for the Game Conservancy Trust on a 3 year project, his first and last job, 3 years suddenly became 30 years.  Species studied have included squirrels, foxes, hares, roe deer, mink, stoats, hedgehogs, gamekeepers, civil servants, the aristocracy and poloticians!

The scientific sessions are opened with the Keynote Lecture on the Saturday morning, followed by further fascinating presentations over 2 days.  Join the gala dinner on Saturday evening to mingle, relax and enjoy our fun raffle and quiz.


 Full weekend package*             Members £250/Non-members £295   

Restricted weekend package    Members £210/Non-members £260

Day delegate                                Members £80/Non-members £110

Gala dinner                                  £35

*Full package includes 2 nights accommodation (Friday & Saturday), breakfasts, teas/coffees and lunches.  Dinner can be purchased from the venue restaurant.

**To assist members in spreading the cost of attendance we are offering the option to pay for attendance over 3 monthly payments (the final payment being made in February 2016).  Please contact Jackie for more details on 020380010984 or email  A Go Cardless account is required to pay montly, please set up an account then complete this form 

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