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William and Kate to host Forams 2018

Friday 07 February 2014

Dr William Austin (Reader) and Professor Kate Darling (Honorary Professor) have recently returned to Scotland from the University of Concepcion, Chile, where they were attending and both convening separate sessions at the International Symposium on Foraminifera (Forams 2014)

During Forams 2014, the general assembly voted to hold the next meeting, Forams 2018, in Scotland. The International Symposium on Foraminifera Forams 2018 (Scotland) will continue to build on the tradition of the highly successful meetings previously held in Halifax, Canada (Benthos'75); Pau, France (Benthos'81); Geneva, Switzerland (Benthos'86); Sendai, Japan (Benthos'90); Berkeley, USA (Forams'94); Monterrey, Mexico (Forams'98); Perth, Australia (Forams 2002); Natal, Brazil (Forams 2006); Bonn, Germany (Forams 2010) and Concepcion, Chile (Forams 2014).

The photograph below shows (left to right) the Forams 2014 organisers Tatiana Hromic (Universidad de Magallanes, Chile) and Margarita Marchant (University of Concepcion, Chile) with the happy Forams 2018 bid-winners William Austin and Kate Darling (photograph: Dr Clare Bird, University of Edinburgh)

Photo of Bill Austin & Kate Darling at Forams 2014