HOS Scientific Show  

The first “Scientific Show” will take place at Kidlington as part of the Autumn meeting on 20th November 2016. It is hoped that this will become a regular part of the meeting but this year will be rather experimental, so changes may occur in subsequent years.

The show will be a non-competitive event and members are encouraged to bring up to three separate displays. Contributions must be contained within an area equal to A2 and ideally should be mounted on a board, up to A2 size. Each contribution may consist of one, or more, photographs and up to 200 words of description/explanation. The text should be large enough for people to read easily but not so large that it dominates the display. Contributions will be displayed either on tables or on display boards in the main hall so they can be viewed throughout the day. The display format will be finalised when the number of contributions is known. For this reason please let Steve Pickersgill know, by 30th October 2016, how many contributions you intend to bring. The contributions should be of a scientific nature and examples of such images may include, but are not restricted to:

An ultra-close image showing features not readily seen by the human eye
A pollinator visiting a flower
A predator consuming a pollinator
A herbivore consuming a plant
Mycorrhizal fungi infecting orchid roots
Seeds and seedlings; germinating pollen
Anatomical sections
Stained chromosomes

Please give some thought to what you might enter to make this an interesting exhibition and an additional attraction for the Kidlington meeting. If you wish to contribute to the show but are unable to attend the meeting at Kidlington please contact Steve Pickersgill to discuss ways of getting your contribution to the meeting.