Along with many other members, I very much enjoyed a most successful conference in Oxford in April. I am sure that all delegates will join me in congratulating the Conference Team on their attention to every detail. These occasions involve a considerable amount of work over a prolonged period and this is all much appreciated.
It was especially good to welcome new members, all of whom joined the Society via the BSS Help-and-Advice service. This service is now largely in the hands of Sue Manston who frequently finds out far more than the enquirer expects.
As usual, there was an excellent programme of talks covering a wide range of topics. The talks are outlined in the June Bulletin. On Saturday morning, Allan Chapman gave us a most memorable Andrew Somerville lecture and he continued to entertain those who were on his table at the Gala dinner later.