70th Anniversary of the British Society of Soil Science

The formation of The British Society of Soil Science was originally discussed at a meeting of the British Empire Section of the International Society at the Bonnington Hotel, Southampton Row, London on 28th March 1946 and then formally accepted at a further meeting on 13th December 1946.

The provisional committee of the Society met at Rothamsted on 7th January 1947 where a set of rules and recommendations were made for submission to the next meeting of the Society.

The first Ordinary Meeting of the Society was held at the London School of Economics, Houghton Street, Aldwych, London with 50 people attending on Tuesday 15th April 1947. A presentation was given by Dr R.K. Schofield on “A New Approach to Problems of Soil”.

The first meeting of Council took place on 4th June 1947 at the Institute of Archaeology, Regent’s Park, London.

2017 sees the Society celebrate its 70th anniversary with a number of events and meetings planned to commemorate this special year. It is also a chance for members to reminisice about their time with the Society. If you would like to contribute your own memories then please contact Ian Brown, Executive Officer.

In the meantime please read the personal memories that we have already received.