Events

The highlights of each year are without doubt our annual residential conferences, held each spring, though we also hold a smaller informal one day meeting in Newbury each September. Our residential conferences continue to be remarkably successful events

This page contains details of previous and forthcoming events. In 2014 we have started to add videos of some of the Conference talks: these are also available from this page.

Arrangements are already well in hand for our next Conference.

The 2016 Conference will be organised and administered by a team comprising Doug Bateman, Mike Shaw, Bill Visick, Chris and Liz Williams.

Please mark and reserve 15 -17 April 2016 firmly and prominently in your diaries! The conference will follow the traditional Friday afternoon to Sunday luncheon format.

Liverpool, and its environs, is a location not yet visited by the Society’s Conference. The venue has been booked: Jurys Inn in the redeveloped docks area. There is much to see and do beyond dialling; members may well wish to consider extending their stay. Some initial information about the location is available here and will be expanded over time.

Booking forms, and a call for papers and exhibits, will be issued early in September – with the Newsletter and Bulletin and on the website.

2016 Conference Team

East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

Residential attendees should please aim to arrive on Friday afternoon in time for tea at 4 to 5pm. Day attendees are very welcome to take tea even if not dining. After dinner we have no formal sessions, but hope all will join in an informal social get-together in the Orchard Hotel’s bar/lounge area.

Note that you may wish to arrive much earlier and to visit the BSS Library on Friday. You may park your car there even if rooms are not yet ready.

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The BSS annual conference will, as previously announced, be held at Nottingham University on the weekend after Easter: April 10-12. The venue is actually a plush conference centre on the campus, so everything is within two adjacent buildings and, unlike last year, there is plenty of parking space!

Nottingham is the home of the Society’s library, a meridian line and several unusual sundials which we aim to show you. The conference runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday after lunch. The residential conference fee includes all meals and refreshments, including the traditional Gala Dinner on Saturday, so is excellent value.

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Jackie gave a fascinating talk at the Greenwich Conference about her reflecting ceiling dial. Watch the video for an insight into her year-long project and and to see the beautiful result:

Frank King’s highly entertaining talk at the Greenwich Conference covered ring dials and much more – royalty, jewellery and even railway turntables: