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N: Autumn Indoor Meeting 2018

November 17, 2018

Theme – Dryopteris

There will be a full day of illustrated talks, including Angela Tandy of Fibrex Nurseries on cultivating Dryopteris species and varieties, Mary Gibby on the British allotetraploid species and their hybrids, Fred Rumsey on Dryopteris submontana and Dryopteris cristata, David Hill with some excellent photos featuring Dryopteris. There’s a whole lot more to Dryopteris in the UK than the D.affinis complex but I hope to sneak in a brief word from Roger Golding on D. kerryensis in England.
As if all this isn’t enough, there will be a display of material from the Liverpool Herbarium and of material from the Society’s archive, plus an opportunity to see the archives.
There will be a meal together on the Saturday evening, and visits to Ness Botanic Garden, a local member’s wonderful urban garden, or Southport Fernery for the Sunday, for those of us who will be travelling a long distance. Please see the programme below.
To register your interest please email Nick Hards.


Venue : World Museum Liverpool http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/
William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN

10.00 am Assemble in the Entomology library meeting room.
10.20 am Professor Mary Gibby “The allotetraploid species of Dryopteris and their hybrids”
11.00 am Felix Riedel “Dryopteris carthusiana and hybrids….”
11.15 am TEA/COFFEE break
11.30 am Dr Fred Rumsey “Dryopteris cristata and D. submontana”
12.15 pm Michael Hayward “Introducing the British Pteridological Society archive”.

12.30 pm Lunch plus time to look at the Society’s archives and the display of herbarium and archive material. Space to see the archive and herbarium is very limited so please confirm if you want to see it. There is a good café in the museum.

2.00 pm David Hill Illustrated talk on Dryopteris.
2.30 pm Angela Tandy “Cultivating Dryopteris species and varieties”.
3.30 pm Roger Golding “A brief word on Dryopteris kerryensis in England”
4.00 pm Closing words, thanks etc. Dr Alison Evans

6.30 pm Gather for a meal at Ask Italian Restaurant
– let Nick know if you’d like to join us. As we are likely to be a large party on a busy night it would help if we can pre-order – see the menu on their website and let Alison know your choice on acl.evans@btinternet.com
Also, please let Nick know if you intend to be in Liverpool on the Sunday and would like to visit a garden or take a trip to Ness Botanic Gardens, so that arrangements can be put in hand. The Southport Fernery will also be open on Sunday 18th, details at the Saturday meeting.

Please note that Nick will be in Liverpool from Friday late afternoon / early evening. While there he can be contacted on 07929 618850 but this number is NOT in regular use. He and Eleanor are staying at the Premier Inn, Albert Docks:
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/merseyside/liverpool/liverpool-city-centre- albert-dock.html
NB they seem to be very nearly full for the Saturday night.

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November 17, 2018
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Nick Hards
01235 510 146


World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EN United Kingdom
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