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Who we are > History of The BCS

The BCS was founded on 28th September 1963, and registered as a charity in 1964. Scroll down the page to view the Society Timeline.

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2010  November
 President: Mr Peter Jolly
 • Collections Evening - RGS-IBG, London.
 • AGM/EGM - RGS-IBG, London.
 • GIS SIG Event - GIS and Symbology, RGS-IBG, London.
 • Better Mapping II - the next level. School of Economic Science, London.

 • Map Curators Workshop - Beyond the Neat Line: More than Just Geography. Cambridge University Library in Cambridge, UK

 • Mapping 2010 : Talking with Maps - Annual Symposium, Nottingham

2009  November
 • GIS SIG Event - GIS and GPS

 • Better Mapping UK Tour - Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham and London

 • Mapping 2009: Mapping at Work - Annual Symposium, Newport Pagnell

 • Map Cataloguing For The Terrified - training day by The Map Curators’ Group

 • Fellows Evening [PDF] - The 13th Annual Fellowship Evening

2008  September
 President: Mr Bob Lilley
 • Mapping 2008: Making the Most of Maps - Annual Symposium and Map Curators’ Workshop, Newport Pagnell.

 • Better Mapping Seminars - The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) and The British Cartographic Society (BCS) held 4 joint events around the UK.

 • Fellows Evening [PDF] - The 12th Annual Fellowship Evening and Launch of The Society's New Website

2007  September
 • University of Chester: Mapping 2007 – putting the pieces together - Annual Symposium and Map Curators’ Workshop

 • Map Cataloguing For The Terrified - training day by The Map Curators’ Group

2006  November
 • Better Mapping - Seminars run by the Society to promote Better Mapping primarily to GIS users
 • The Map Designers [PDF] - A BCS Map Design Group Event

 President: Ms Mary Spence MBE
 • University of Manchester - Annual Symposium and Map Curators’ Workshop

2005  September
 • University of Plymouth - Annual Symposium and Map Curators’ Workshop

2004  September
 President: Dr Seppe Cassettari
 • University of Durham - Annual Symposium and Map Curators’ Workshop

2002 President: Mr M Ashworth

2000 President: Dr D Forrest

1998 President: Dr A F Tatham

1996 President: Mr R W (Ben) Hill

1994 President: Mr R W Anson

1992 President: Dr C Board

1990 President: Mrs B A Bond MBE

1988 President: R G Robbins

1986 President: G E D Cole

1984 President: I D Kember

1982 President: M Wood

1980 President: C I M O'Brien

1978 President: I A G Kinniburgh

1976 President: I Mumford

1974 President: J S Keates

1972 President: Dr Helen Wallis

1971 President: J C Bartholomew

1970 President: H Fullard

1968 President: Brig R A Gardiner

1966 President: W D C Wiggins

1964 President: Brig D E O Thackwell

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