Seminar report: The 30th Polish Malacological Seminar

Beata M. Pokryszko, e-mail:

Museum of Natural History, Wrocław University, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław, Wrocław

Only last year I (your on-duty reporter since 1998) complained about how it was “very difficult to write a DIFFERENT seminar report each year, that is unless something unusual happens, but nothing does”. Now at last something unusual did happen. It’s not usual to celebrate your 30th anniversary, right? You don’t celebrate it every year, or even every 30 years, so it’s a unique event. Anyway, a few weeks ago we celebrated our thirtieth birthday. Precisely speaking, it was the 30th anniversary of our first Malacological Seminar but, though the Association of Polish Malacologists came into being ten years later, in a sense it was the Association’s 30th birthday. We wouldn’t have come into existence if not for the Seminars. Let me remind you, we owe the fact that the Seminars started at all to Professor Stefan W. alexandroWicz who, thirty years ago, made an inventory of malacologists and invited us all to the First Seminar (and organised the next six, and it was pre-internet and pre-e-mail). Thank you Stefan! 

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Folia Malacologica (2015) 23: 51-86
First published on-line: 2015-03-04 10:28:33
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