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The British Mycological Society is a learned society established in 1896 to promote the study of fungi.[1]

Contents

1 Formation 2 Membership

2.1 Honorary members

3 Publications 4 Activities 5 Presidents of the Society 1896–1995 6 References 7 External links 8 See also

Formation[edit] The Society was formed based on the efforts of two local societies, the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club of Hereford
Hereford
and the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union. The curator of the Hereford
Hereford
club, Dr. H.G. Bull, convinced the members in 1867 to undertake the particular study of mushrooms. While the mycological efforts of the club diminished somewhat upon the death of Dr. Bull, the Union of Yorkshire took the lead and founded its mycological committee in 1892. This committee attracted many eminent mycologists including Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825–1914), Carleton Rea (1861–1946), George Edward Massee (1850–1917), Charles Bagge Plowright
Charles Bagge Plowright
(1849–1910) and others.[1] The need for a national organization and the need for a journal to publish their observations led M.C. Cooke, C. Rea, G.E. Massee, Charles Crossland (1844–1916) and other mycologists to found the Society in 1896. Elected as the first officers were G.E. Massee as president, C. Crossland as treasurer, and C. Rea as secretary. The choice of G.E. Massee for president was based on his international reputation (he had more than 250 mycological publications) and his role as the mycologist at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew (where he had replaced M.C. Cooke as mycologist in 1893). In 1897, C. Rea assumed the function of treasurer, remained secretary until 1918 and was editor until 1930.[1] Membership[edit] By 1903 the Society had over a hundred members, by shortly after World War II it had over four hundred members, and by 2006 membership reached over two thousand.[1] Honorary members[edit] Before World War II
World War II
the award of honorary membership was seldom given:[1]

1905 - Émile Boudier
Émile Boudier
(1828–1920) 1916 - Pier Andrea Saccardo
Pier Andrea Saccardo
(1845–1920) 1920 - Carleton Rea (1861–1946) 1920 - Narcisse Théophile Patouillard
Narcisse Théophile Patouillard
(1854–1926) 1924 - Gulielma Lister (1860-1949)[2]

Publications[edit] Starting in 1896 the Society began publishing the Transactions of the British Mycological Society. In 1989 the Transactions were renamed Mycological Research which in turn was renamed Fungal Biology in 2010. In 1967 the Society began publishing the Bulletin of the British Mycological Society. In 1987 the Bulletin was renamed The Mycologist which in turn was renamed Fungal Biology Reviews in 2007 and launches a new journal Fungal Ecology. In 2000, the Society began publishing the quarterly journal Field Mycology
Mycology
for the study and identification of wild fungi. Periodically, the Society publishes symposia in the British Mycological Society symposium series on a particular theme. The first one, Genetics and physiology of Aspergillus edited by John E. Smith and John A. Pateman, was published in 1977. There have been twenty-four symposia published as of 2006.[1] The Society also publishes many other items, from fine art prints to illustrated pocket identification guides, as well as a range of curriculum resources for teachers.[1] Activities[edit] In addition to meetings and publications, the Society is involved in the teaching of mycology. It organizes regular field-trips, both in the United Kingdom and abroad, often in formal association with the mycological society in the host country, as for example, the 1952 series of field-trips in France in concert with the Société mycologique de France.[1] In 1971 under the leadership of then president Terence Ingold, the Society organized and hosted the first international congress of mycologists at Exeter. Eight mycological societies were represented.[1] Presidents of the Society 1896–1995[edit]

1896-1898 : George Edward Massee (1850–1917) 1899 : Charles Bagge Plowright
Charles Bagge Plowright
(1849–1910) 1900-1901 : Harry Marshall Ward
Harry Marshall Ward
(1854–1906) 1902 : James William Helenus Trail (1851–1919) 1903 : Reverend W. L. W. Eyre 1904 : Worthington G. Smith (1866–1928). 1905 : Sir Rowland Henry Biffen 1906 : Arthur Lister (1830–1908). 1907 : Annie Lorrain Smith
Annie Lorrain Smith
(1854–1937). 1908 : Carleton Rea (1861–1946). 1909 : Michael Cressé Potter (1859–1948). 1910 : Harold Wager (1876–1951). 1911 : Ernest Stanley Salmon (1871–1959). 1912 : Guilielma Lister (1860–1949). 1913 : Arthur Disbrowe Cotton (1879–1962). 1914 : Arthur Henry Reginald Buller
Arthur Henry Reginald Buller
(1879–1944). 1915 : E.A. Rea. 1916 : Ernest William Swanton (1870–1958). 1917 : Annie Lorrain Smith
Annie Lorrain Smith
(1854–1937). 1918 : Reverend D. Paul. 1919 : Harold Wager (1876–1951). 1920 : Thomas Petch (1870–1948). 1921 : Carleton Rea (1861–1946). 1922 : Frederick Thomas Brooks (1882–1952). 1923 : Otto Vernon Darbishire (1870–1934). 1924 : John Ramsbottom (1885–1974). 1925 : W.N. Cheeseman. 1926 : George Herbert Pethybridge (1871–1948). 1927 : Edwin John Butler (1874–1943). 1928 : Helen Gwynne-Vaughan 1929 : Elsie Maud Wakefield (1886–1972). 1930 : Sir Rowland Henry Biffen 1931 : A.A. Pearson (1874–1954). 1932 : Gulielma Lister (1860–1949). 1933 : W. Brown. 1934 : B. Barnes. 1935 : Malcolm Wilson (1882–1960). 1936 : F. G. Gould 1937 : K. St G. Cartwright 1938 : K. Sampson 1939 : E. W. Mason 1940 : H. Wormald 1941 : W. C. Moore 1942 : E. M. Blackwell 1943 : S. P. Wiltshire 1944 : R. W. Marsh 1945 : G. Smith 1946 : J. Ramsbottom 1947 : C. G. C. Chesters 1948 : A. E. Muskett 1949 : W. P. K. Findlay 1950 : G. C. Ainsworth 1951 : P. H. Gregory 1952 : A. A. Pearson 1953 : C. T. Ingold

1954 : S. D. Garrett 1955 : L. E. Hawker 1956 : W. D. Graddon 1957 : C. J. Hickman 1958 : F. B. Hora 1959 : P. W. Brian 1960 : E. C. Large 1961 : G. M. Waterhouse 1962 : N. A. Burges 1963 : J. Colhoun 1964 : N. F. Robertson 1965 : P. W. Brian 1966 : H. E. Croxall 1967 : J. L. Harley 1968 : J. G. Manners 1969 : J. Webster 1970 : S. A. Hutchinson 1971 : C. T. Ingold 1972 : J. M. Hirst 1973 : M. B. Ellis 1974 : R. C. F. Macer 1975 : D. M. Henderson 1976 : R. L. Lucas 1977 : C. Booth 1978 : Joan Moore 1979 : G. J. F. Pugh 1980 : Sir D. C. Smith 1981 : R. J. W. Byrde 1982 : J. H. Burnett 1983 : M. F. Madelin 1984 : G. F. Pegg 1985 : B. C. Sutton 1986 : D. H. Jennings 1987 : R. Watling 1988 : J. F. Peberdy 1989 : D. H. Lewis 1990 : D. L. Hawksworth 1991 : A. P. J. Trinci 1992 : E. B. G. Jones 1993 : G. W. Gooday 1994 : A. J. S. Whalley 1995 : Juliet Frankland 1996 : J. Webster 1997 : D. M. Moore 1998 : A. D. M. Rayner 1999-2000 : S. Buczacki 2001-2002 : S. J. Moss 2003-2004 : N. A. R. Gow 2005-2006 : G. M. Gadd 2007-2008 : N. Clipson 2009-2010 : L. Boddy 2011-2012 : N. Magan 2013-2014 : G. D. Robson 2015-2016 : N. Read 2017-present : P. van West

References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i Webster, John (1997). "Presidential Address 1996 : The British Mycological Society, 1896–1996". Mycological Research. 101 (10): 1153–1178. doi:10.1017/S0953756297004553.  ^ Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey; Harvey, Joy Dorothy (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: L-Z. London: Taylor & Francis. p. 795. ISBN 9780415920407. 

External links[edit]

Official webpage of the British Mycological Society "English names for fungi 2014"

See also[edit]

Mycological Society of America New York M

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