Annual General Meeting and Showcase of the Society's Achievements

The Society holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Showcase of the Society's Achievements event each year at Charles Darwin House, London.

The 2017 AGM took place on Thursday 7 September.

As the Microbiology Society launches its strategy for the next five years, the process of Brexit will dominate the external environment for scientists in the UK and may well have a significant impact on science in Ireland. Council wants to consult the membership about what the Society can do to support you as the world changes, and this will provide an excellent opportunity for members to discuss how best to handle this major change. 

Following this year’s AGM, we were joined by Professor Graeme Reid, a member of the Government’s High Level Forum on Science and Brexit, and by Professor Nick Talbot, who is on the Russell Group’s Europe advisory group, for a lecture and open discussion. Our invited speakers have been intimately involved in crucial interactions both with the UK Government and the EU negotiating team. This was an important chance for members to influence what the Microbiology Society does to make the most positive contribution on your behalf during Brexit.

Please see below for the day’s full schedule.

13:00–13:30 Arrival and registration for Young Microbiologist of the Year and AGM
13:30–13:45 Welcome from the President
13:45–14:30 Young Microbiologist of the Year finalist presentations 1–3
14:30–14:45 Refreshment break
14:45–15:45 Young Microbiologist of the Year finalist presentations 4–7
15:45–16:15 Refreshment break
16:15–16:45 AGM
16:45–17:45 Brexit discussion (Professor Graeme Reid & Professor Nick Talbot)

The full AGM papers can be downloaded below:

1. Notice of the Annual General Meeting   2. Minutes of the AGM 2016   3. Outgoing Members of Council, Committees and Divisions   4. Incoming Members of Council, Committees and Divisions   5. Society Membership Subscription Rates 2018   6. Special resolution Articles of Association   7. Articles of Association revised 2017