Recent meetings were commended as being well-organised, with a very high standard of speakers, although there was concern about the lack of established people, other than those directly involved, who attend.
Continuing problems with finding future hosts were reported, particularly from the South East.
It was noted that the LMS grant for the BMC did not include any money for the use of rooms as a matter of policy.
Relationships with the BAMC, and the questions of how, and whether, to continue organising joint meetings, were described; the difficulties of communication looked like being resolved by developments in a committee structure for the BAMC with some resemblance to the Scientific Committee of the BMC.
The current meeting in Liverpool had included format changes so as to allow for an overall pattern which would be reasonably familiar both to BMC and to BAMC participants.
No further joint meetings would take place before 2009, but discussions are expected among BMC and BAMC representatives for a potential joint meeting in 2009.
A vote of thanks to Garth Dales for his three years as founding Chair of the BMC Scientific Committee was proposed by Peter Giblin, and approved.
Minutes signed by H R Morton on 18 April 2005.