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March 17, 2016, 1:15 p.m.

Content dealing with specific meetings of the Ecological Genetics Group, and other organizations related to the history of ecological genetics.

Hatching the EGG: the first meeting of the Ecological Genetics Group

Erick Peirson | Feb. 9, 2016, 3:39 p.m.

So Gregor, Harberd, Wilkins, and Patricia Watson traveled to Aberystwyth. Gregor and Wilkins passed the time by playing chess in their booth. Bradshaw came down from Bangor on his green motorbike with David Jowett, who had recently arrived from Liverpool, riding on the back. The Edinburgh party arrived at the Aberystwyth train platform in torrential rain. In 1955 the WPBS had moved its operations from its hillside campus at Penglais to a site further east at Plas Gogerddan, so none of the visitors knew which bus to catch. After asking around for directions, navigating buses, and walking in the rain, they eventually arrived at the white mansion at Plas Gogderddan that housed the new administrative offices of the WPBS. They spent the day exchanging notes, catching each other up on their latest research.


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