Fifty-eight members and guests attended the Spring Reunion in Cambridge staying at the Cambridge Belfrey Hotel, Cambourne on the outskirts of Cambridge.On Friday afternoon we enjoyed a guided tour of the beautiful Cambridge University Botanic Garden founded in 1831 by Charles Darwin’s mentor, Professor John Stevens Henslow, and home to a collection of over 8000 plant species from across the world. Saturday included coach to The National Stud, home of British horseracing, on the outskirts of Newmarket, for a memorable guided tour where we enjoyed meeting. This was followed by a visit to Wimpole Hall and Home Farm in the afternoon; a glorious National Trust property and former home of the daughter of Rudyard Kipling. In the evening we enjoyed an excellent and entertaining speech by the Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees, former Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
The British Chapter’s 30th Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday morning in the Peterhouse Room of the Cambridge Belfry Hotel.