2023 Annual General Meeting

20th Mar 2023

The 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the British Neuroscience Association was held at 12:15-12:45 BST, Sunday 23rd April 2023 at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, UK, as part of the 2023 Festival of Neuroscience


The reporting period covered 'Year Ending 2022' which runs from 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2022. 


Introduction and welcome by the Chief Executive, Dr Anne Cooke

  1. Report from the President, Professor Rik Henson
    1. Governance: Confirmation of elected Council and Committee members since previous Annual General Meeting (AGM) and thanks to outgoing Council and Committee members
    2. Strategy: Update on the BNA’s strategic plans
  2. Report from the Treasurer, Dr Trevor Bushell
    1. Annual accounts for the British Neuroscience Association Ltd and for BNA Events Ltd
  3. Report from the Secretary, Professor Zoe Kourtzi
    1. Membership report for YE2022
    2. Meetings during YE2022
    3. 2021 Prize winners
  4. Announcement of the BNA President-Elect for 2023-2025
  5. Any other business

All BNA members were welcome to attend the AGM. Every Full, Full (Industry), Honorary, Undergraduate student, Postgraduate student, Career Starter, Early Career, and Retired member was entitled to one vote, subject to payment of any fees being up to date. Associate members were not eligible to vote, but were welcome to attend. Members were reminded of their right to appoint a proxy under section 324 of the Companies Act 2006 and Article 21. Please refer to Articles 21 and 22 in the Articles of Association for more information about Proxy notices.

You can now view and download minutes from the 2023 AGM here (pdf)

Please also see this page for a summary of the Trustees' Annual Report for YE2022 (pdf)

Members of the meeting voted unanimously in favour of accepting (adopting) the accounts for year ending 2022, for both the British Neuroscience Association Ltd and BNA Events Ltd.

If you have any questions about the items covered in the AGM, please contact the BNA Office (office@bna.org.uk)

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