* Update * Dipterists Day 18/11/2023

Dear Members,

This year’s Dipterists Day meeting is a joint affair with the Malloch Society in Scotland and will take place in Edinburgh at the National Museums Scotland. Once again it will be a hybrid session with a live webcast of the meeting in Edinburgh for those unable to attend in person – to join the webcast please click on the "join the meeting" the link below:

join the meeting

You will be asked to register – this is to give us a record of how many people join the meeting on-line.

Timetable for the weekend

Friday 17th November

Access to the collections in Edinburgh: 9:30 to 16:30 

Head to reception to sign-in, from where you will be collected. It's advisable to bring a packed lunch, options in Granton are limited.


National Museums Collection Centre

242 West Granton Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1JA

Drinks at the Doctors: 17:30 to 19:00


32 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh, EH1 2QN

Dipterists Super: 19:00 to 21:00


Beirut Restaurant

24 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX


Saturday 18th November

Joint Dipterists Day meeting with the Malloch Society: 10:30 to 15:45


Learning Centre (Level 4), National Museums Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF


The agenda for Saturday’s meeting is attached to this news item.


If you plan to do any of the following please use the survey monkey link below:

  • Attend the joint Dipterists Day meeting in person 
  • Attend the Dipterists super 
  • Visit the collections in Edinburgh 


This year’s meeting has largely organised itself, thanks to Vlad and Ashleigh in Edinburgh, and to the Malloch Society members who have so enthusiastically engaged with this joint meeting, and most especially to Iain MacGown for all his kind efforts arranging so many of the talks.

Best wishes


(DF Indoor meetings secretary)


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