The United Kingdom Branch of the WPSA

The work of the WPSA is about promoting excellence in poultry science, husbandry and education. Established in 1946, the UK branch is a registered charity* run by an elected Council of Trustees with representatives from academia, science and industry.
Membership of WPSA (UK branch) is open to anyone with an interest in the poultry industry and poultry science. Benefits of membership include free subscription for World Poultry Science Journal, attendance at Annual General Meeting of the branch, and reduced rates for attendance at the Annual Spring Meeting, Poultry Science symposia, and World Poultry Congresses.
All members receive a quarterly Newsletter on current activities, Branch meetings and affairs, European workshops and Symposia, and developments in the World body.
The Poultry Science Symposia series are normally held in alternate years and the Proceedings provide an up to date text book on issue of current research**. Recent symposia topics are:
30th Symposium (2011) - Alternative Systems for poultry - Health, Welfare and Productivity
31st Symposium (2014) - Sustainable Poultry Production in Europe



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2020 WPSA UK Spring meeting - Notice of Cancellation

March 14, 2020


As the situation with Coronavirus continues to unfold, WPSA UK branch council have been monitoring the situation and the viability, given personal and organisational enforced travel bans on both delegates and presenters, of hosting the WPSA-BSAS 2020 Challenge of Change Conference commencing 30th March.

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the WPSA UK programme, due to the impact and escalating scale of the COVID-19 pandemic. On behalf of the WPSA UK branch, we apologise to all concerned.

We are giving you notice as soon as possible to minimise your inconvenience but owing to the dynamic and fluid situation, we have yet to confirm all further details.

WPSA UK branch thank you for your understanding, continued support and patience while we finalise details of those plans.

Emily Burton

WPSA UK Branch President



33rd Poultry Science Symposium

Pre and probiotics; nutritional, veterinary and production perspectives


33rd WPSA UK Poultry Science Symposium,

Cambridge (UK), 10th to 12th August 2020 

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 Poultry Feathers and Skin - book now available

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Book cover


Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing   

WPSA UK members get 20% off poultry and eggs titles until 2018 (promo code: WPSA20). Check out titles from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing or the "Links" sections of our website.  


  Become Professionally Accredited

WPSA members can now apply to join the British Society of Animal Science Accreditation Register free of charge. Within the Scheme, Poultry can be included within your main area of professional activity, and Poultry as one of your Specialisms. To apply, click here, or copy and paste the following URL: Or you can follow this link to send an email to indicating that you would like to apply or to request for further information.



The next World's Poultry Congress is in Paris, France. August 16-20, 2020


  WPSA Travel Grants 

WPSA UK, always commited to improving opportunities for students in poultry science, now offers sponsorship for students to attend the annual spring meetings. This is in addition to the other scholarships provided by the association. Please go to WPSA UK Awards for details.


Call for proposals

Plan ahead for submission of proposals for Research Award  and Summer Scholarships. Please click here for details.

2017 Spring Meeting

April 26 - 27, 2017, University of Chester

Memories from 2017 Spring Meeting: Videos || Photographs


2016 Spring Meeting

Memories from 2016 Spring Meeting

There were six award winners in 2016 Spring meeting. 

Posters: President's prize went to Lucy Hood. Special recognition to Joanne Atkinson and Jalil Abdulla

Talks: President's prize went to Brendan Duggan. Special recognition to Angus Reid and Laura Beeson.

Video 1 - Chester, where it all happened 

See more videos and albums in past meetings page




*Registered charity in England No. 803616
**The papers of Volumes 1 – 24 are in print may be purchased from Carfax Publishing Co, PO Box 25, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3UE. From 2003 Symposium proceedings are available from CABI Publishing, CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8DE.

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