100th Birthday Party

Plans are afoot to hold a celebration at the John Innes Centre (JIC) in June 2019.

The JII is the home of Bateson’s work and also that of Rebecca Saunders, his right-hand woman in the instigation of the learned society 100 years ago.

Two blue plaques will be erected at the JII, one dedicated to each of these remarkable scientists.

Birthday party attendance will be by invitation only, however, the celebration will also involve public engagement activities including a talk by ex-Society President Paul Nurse, where he will be presented with the especially commissioned Centenary Medal.