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1985-1989

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The 1985 AGM would be tha las meeting at the Ivy Bush for a while. Then meetings moved back to the Imperial until the end of 1986. After that meetings moved to the Ladbroke International which was renamed the Penguin in July 1988. During this time, most Christmas Parties were held somewhere else. 
 
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
January
AGM, Anne McCaffrey
Dinosaur Planet 2
AGM AGM AGM AGM
February
Robert Rankin
Brentford - 8th wonder of the world
Anne McCaffrey Dr Bob Lambourne
Techno-fiction
Freda Warrington Terry Pratchett
March
Frank Herbert
Elections & Governments
Richard Evans
Futura Editor
Jonathan Wylie Bob Shaw Chris Morgan
How to write SF
April
Brian Aldiss
Helliconia Winter
Michael Scott Rohan
Fantasy - Good & Bad
Greg & Linda Pickersgill
World of fandom
Galactic University Challenge Jack Cohen, C J Cherryh
May
Maxim Jakubowski
My life in SF
The future of the BSFG / Charades Patrick Tilley Sheri S Tepper David Gemmell
June
Ramsey Campbell
Funny lines in Horror
Excursion, Kim Stanley Robinson Peter Warrington
Watch the skies - UFOs
Professor Jeffrey Knight
Robots
Booksellers Forum
July
Dr. John Davies
Astronomer
S F Masterteam - Quiz Storm Constantine Maureen Porter & Paul Kincaid
BSFA
David A Hardy
Space in movie SFX
August
Matt Irvine
BBC SFX
Dr. John Davies
Astronomer
David Brin Iain Banks Stephen Lawhead
September
Josephine Saxton
SF/Feminism/"The Power of Time"
Toby Roxburgh
Futura Editor
Patrick Collins John Jarrold
Futura Editor
Neil Gaiman
October
Snoo Wilson
"Inside Babel"
Brian Aldiss Bob Shaw  Debate with BUSFS Debate with BUSFS
November
Debate with BUSFS Debate with BUSFS Harry Harrison Gwyneth Jones Harry Harrison
December
Christmas Party at Bacchos, Marston Green Christmas Party Christmas Party at Forbidden City Christmas Party at Aston University Christmas Party at Aston University

"The March meeting, at which Frank Herbert was our guest, was a resounding success, with an attendance of almost 100" ... "After a very late start, due to Frank Herbert's late departure from London" ... "his talk began around 10:15". (newsletter April 1985).

APA-B

"On Tuesday the 9th of July, The Organization (aka APA-B) split from the BSFG. It is now a seperate, autonomous entity, and will receive no further funds from the BSFG. A full report should appear in next month's newsletter." (Newsletter July 1985) The "full report" never appeared. The Organization continued until 2003.