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Volume 54


Replacement of paper copy of The Malacologist by emailed PDF

The Council of The Malacological Society of London decided at its meeting of 24th February 2010 that, starting with the August 2010 issue, The Malacologist will be sent to members by email as an attached PDF file. There will continue to be two issues each year, in February and August, and the current and back issues will continue to be available on The Society’s website.

The saving, of about £1,600 each year, will be used to upgrade and maintain The Society’s website.

If any member cannot receive PDF files, please let me know and I will endeavour to send them a paper copy. Please tell me as soon as possible so that I can report the size of any problem to Council.

In a Unitas congress year, which this is, The Society does not look to organise any large conferences. However, the one-day meeting in Cambridge in association with our A.G.M. promises to provide stimulating ideas and a host of novel techniques, in a tranquil setting designed over centuries to promote learning. An innovation in this year’s annual meeting is that the speakers have all provided abstracts sufficiently in advance to be included in this issue. This will enable listeners to focus their attention more readily and speakers to channel their talks to better effect. The Molluscan Forum held last November again attracted young researchers from around Europe, many of them returning for a number of years; we are now seeing students of former student presenters. Other meetings include the Cardiff meeting on slug and snail control, and international conferences on Sclerochronology in Germany and on Opisthobranchs in Spain.

Please send me contributions for the next (August 2010) issue by mid-July. Short original articles, reviews and news items are welcome, as well as reports of recent or forthcoming meetings. Please remember to keep articles and abstracts “as short as possible but as long as necessary” and avoid or explain specialist terms. Where appropriate, include a reference to a more detailed account, and illustrations. Copyright on all illustrations remains with the originator.

Dr S E R (‘Bill’) Bailey

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