Dr. Jakub Sakala and co-workers will be convening an IAWA Fossil Wood Symposium during the XIth IOPC (International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference) held conjunctly with the XV International Palynological Congress. Jakub will also be organizing an IAWA Social Hour and supper in the famous Carthusian Monastery (1628) in Melnik, just outside Prague. This landmark building currently houses the University Wine Centre. The same venue was also the site of a very memorable IAWA Social Hour during a previous European Congress of Palaeobotany.

Pieter Baas