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  • Mark Pennell
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    Re: Taxonomy Teaching Day

    Originally posted by stul (stuart longhorn)
    Happy new year to one and all.

    The taxonomy day sounds like a fabulous idea, i for one would be happy to do my part in explaining general terminology (Thats if my MSc degree in 'taxonomy and biodiversity counts), or more happily doing a bit on taxonomy in the 21st century (if my PhD training counts). This would mean lots of explainations on new DNA methods, and discussions of why museums or specialists (you guys n gals) might be opposed to new trends in taxonomy.

    I could even suggest a lovely venue in south kensington if you wish, and could probably get some people from other fields involved if desired.

    regards
    stuart
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    Mr. S.J. Longhorn (BSc, MSc)
    Dept. of Entomology. The Natural History Museum, S.Ken. London

    Stuart
    As you will be attending the BTS Lectures, how about giving us a hour of your precious time. You could open the day’s proceedings should you wish to. This would be ideal place to start this type thing off here in the UK.

    This year’s BTS Lectures and Dinner is seeing a record attendance and we are growing out of our little venue and if all goes well next year we will have to have the larger conference room. A lesson in Taxonomy and the new advances in such sound’s ideal for the BTS Lectures. And really the sort of road we wish to go down in the future.

    It’s up to us all to build this event into what we all wish it to be. Its not ever going to replace the BTS Expo, and rightly so! However it’s meant to run side by side, be somewhere to learn and gain knowledge as well as a being a unique social event.

    This goes for anyone else out there who feels they have something to offer
    We have Andrew Smith and Peter Kirk as well as Ray Hale giving us lectures this year, but we can always squeeze much more in, so don't hold back your public waits

    Let myself and Kim know.
    Regards
    Mark

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    Hello,

    Sounds like it would make a very interesting day/weekend.

    It might also be a good oppertunity to explain to those who might wish to persue theraphosid taxonomy, which practices are concidered valid and acceptable (A bit like a code of practice/guidelines).

    Regards,

    Andy.

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    Taxonomy Teaching Day

    Happy new year to one and all.

    The taxonomy day sounds like a fabulous idea, i for one would be happy to do my part in explaining general terminology (Thats if my MSc degree in 'taxonomy and biodiversity counts), or more happily doing a bit on taxonomy in the 21st century (if my PhD training counts). This would mean lots of explainations on new DNA methods, and discussions of why museums or specialists (you guys n gals) might be opposed to new trends in taxonomy.

    I could even suggest a lovely venue in south kensington if you wish, and could probably get some people from other fields involved if desired.

    regards
    stuart
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    Mr. S.J. Longhorn (BSc, MSc)
    Dept. of Entomology. The Natural History Museum, S.Ken. London

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  • Leon Lane
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    Sounds like a fantastic idea.

    I've got a short entemological taxonomy glossary that Soren wrote, explains things like Holotype, Neotype and terms such as plumose setae and so on.

    A proper course/lecture would be excellent though.

    Your thoughts Mr Gallon???

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    Taxonomy Teaching Day

    In the July 2003 edition of the DeArGe journal ( a German spider group journal) there is an article where some of the German Taxonomists (and some French) had a training day where they showed/taught the basic fundamentals of Theraphosid taxonomy.

    How about one in the UK???
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