Founded in 1971, meeting monthly and still going strong, the B.S.F.G. is a non-profit-making organisation that provides an informal atmosphere in which SF fans can meet one another and professionals in the field. You can find out more about us elsewhere on this website, meanwhile here are some details of our future meetings.
Meeting News and Book Chat
There is no planned speaker meeting for Feburary.
There will be a Book Chat Zoom meeting on 19th February at 7:45pm. Our Book Chats are informal discussions between members where we chat about the books or films we have enjoyed over the past few weeks.
This informal meeting is open to all and can be accessed here:
Meeting ID: 948 1799 7539
Need help connecting to our Zoom Meetings
Whilst we are under the current Covid restrictions and unable to have in person meetings, you will have noticed that we are using zoom for speaker meetings and for the informal book chats. Although you can join these meetings by landline phone, it feels really interactive if you use a camera enabled phone, tablet or laptop. We have prepared a video on YouTube that shows how easy it is to join a meeting and urge our members to take a look and have a go, and we look forward to seeing you sometime, even if it is only virtual
The video on YouTube has a detailed explanation and can be seen here :
12th March 2021
Professor Ian Stewart
Professor Ian Stewart is a mathematician, science-fiction and science-fact author as well as being Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He has published more than 120 books and has five honorary doctorates and is an honorary wizard of Unseen University on Discworld. A Fellow of the Royal Society and a recipient of many awards and medals. He is also an SF author, having a number of published short stories and has co-written a number of SF novels; WHEELERS and HEAVEN (co-written with Dr Jack Cohen), THE LIVING LABYRINTH and ROCK STAR (with Tim Poston) and JACK OF ALL TRADES. He has also collaborated with Dr Jack Cohen and Sir Terry Pratchett in producing the four The Science of Discworld books, of which the first was shortlisted for a Hugo. Twitter: @JoatStewart Website: https://ianstewartjoat.weebly.com
Zoom Meeting 12th March at 7.45 pm for an 8pm
Cancellation of In Person Meetings
Due to the current advice regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus the BSFG regrets that all in person meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future
The BSFG committee will continue to review the situation and is holding Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future. We shall recommence physical meetings when the health and safety of members and attendees can be assured
The BSFG continue issue the monthly newsletter to members and update our Twitter feed @BirminghamSF where further announcements regarding meetings will be published
You can also follow our new instagram feed, where we post updates and items of interest such as new book releases and SF news take a look here @BirminghamSF
We hope that all our members, friends, previous speakers and their families stay safe and look forward to recommencing our regular meetings as soon as we are able