Upcoming meetings

PSGB Spring Meeting 2017

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 - Wed, 12 Apr 2017

Keynote theme: What primatologists can learn from non-primatological studies

Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford

For the first time in over 20 years PSGB is coming to Manchester. Day One is hosted at MMU in the centre of the city and Day Two will be in nearby Salford. Expect a stellar programme comprising papers from invited speakers; traditional talks, pechu kucha talks and poster presentations by established and early-career researchers; networking time; a wine reception; and an evening event. We are also holding a free student workshop on science communication and public engagement. 

Keynote speakers include: Dr Luke Rendell, Dr Lucy Bates, Dr Peter Pongracz and Dr Susanne Shultz

Conference and student workshop registration is now closed.


PSGB 50th anniversary 2017 (not yet open)

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 - Wed, 29 Nov 2017

Celebrating 50 years of the PSGB

Royal Geographical Society, London, SW7 2AR

Registration will open later this year.

Confirmed plenary speakers: Jane Goodall and Frans de Waal



General meeting information

PSGB holds two scientific meetings a year. The Winter Meeting is a symposium on a specific topic with invited speakers and proffered poster presentations. It is often held in London. The Spring Meeting generally has proffered papers and posters with one or two invited keynote speakers. It is held at different venues around the country.

All members, regardless of career stage, are encouraged to submit abstracts for high quality podium presentations at the Spring Meeting and poster presentations at the Spring and Winter Meetings.

All members get reduced price registration for meetings. If non-members want to attend, it is usually cost effective to join the Society at the same time. Joining online is quick and easy.

Future meetings

  • Spring 2017 - Manchester - Manchester Universities (11th & 12 April 2017)
  • Winter 2017 - London at the RGS - PSGB 50th Celebration (28th & 29th November 2017)
  • Spring 2018 - Portsmouth - Dr Bridget Waller and colleagues
  • Winter 2018 - Bristol Zoo - Dr Amanda Webber
  • Spring 2019 - Powell-Cotton Museum/Canterbury Christ Church University - Mrs Jaimie Morris
  • Spring 2020 - Liverpool John Moores university - Dr Emily Bethell

Have you thought about organising a PSGB meeting?

We are currently looking for people to volunteer to organise our wonderful Winter meetings in 2019 and 2020.

Organising a meeting will not only help PSGB, but will also provide you with opportunities to create a partially themed meeting that may have a particular bearing on your own work, or to invite speakers who have inspired your own research. It is also fun to do! You do not need to have a PhD; postgraduate students are just as welcome. Showing you have organised a scientific meeting will also look great on your CV.

We have guidelines that can help you plan and structure your meeting and a team of experienced people who can provide you with advice.

If you would like organise a future meeting (spring or winter), please contact our Meetings Officer Emily Bethell ( to talk about what is involved.