Centre members meet regularly, both informally, in semi-structured meetings (through research groups), and formally (through workshops, symposia and conferences organised by the centre and by members of the centre under other umbrellas).

Informal meetings

We have coffee in the Graham Kerr Building daily at 11am, in the Boyd Orr Hub in the Wolfson Link Building on Fridays at 11am, and drinks in the Zoology Museum in Graham Kerr and then the pub after work on Fridays.

Research group meetings

We have regular research meetings as part of a variety of different sub-groups:

  • The epidemiology and disease ecology groups meet alternate Thursday mornings in Garscube and the Graham Kerr Building (11am-12pm).
  • The diversity research group meets alternate Friday lunchtimes in the Graham Kerr Building (12pm-1pm). Contact Richard Reeve for more information about these meetings.
  • The evolutionary analysis group alternates with the diversity group on Friday lunchtimes (12pm-1pm) in the Graham Kerr Building.
  • The Spatial Ecology meetings occur every Wednesday morning at 11am in the Graham Kerr Building. 

Conferences and other formal meetings

We run and co-organise regular formal meetings under the banner of the Boyd Orr Centre, and other organisations that we are part of. Some of these are organised through Eventbrite. Future meetings include:

  • A workshop on Regional approaches to the control of foot-and-mouth disease in East Africa, to be held in Glasgow in May 2019.
  • A hackathon, to be held in Glasgow in April 2019.

And recently, other meetings we have also organised include:

  • A workshop on Impact Evaluation, held in October 2018.

Previous meetings organised by the Centre include:

Other major meetings we have organised in recent years include a BBSRC-funded 5 week workshop on Biodiversity at the Centre de Recerca Matematica in Barcelona in 2012, including a 5 day exploratory conference, and a 2 day opening event for the centre, organised in 2011.

The Centre also holds research planning meetings every few months.  These are sometimes held at the University field station on Loch Lomond (SCENE).  Contact Richard Reeve if you would be interested in attending the next meeting.