The Micropalaeontological Society http://www.tmsoc.org Towards the advancement of the education of the public in the study of Micropalaeontology Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:25:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2018 http://www.tmsoc.org/microfossil-image-competition-and-calendar-2018/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:24:18 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=8066 The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Micropalaeontology Image Competition! Read more

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The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to announce the winner of this year’s Micropalaeontology Image Competition!

The overall image winner was submitted by Adam David Woodhouse from the University of Leeds, with his beautiful image of the planktonic foraminifera Acarinina praetopilensis from the Eocene equatorial Pacific. The image clearly displays the heavy recrystallistion of the foram test and the adherence of calcareous nannofossils with large muricae projecting through coccolith debris. The main image diameter c. 150 µm, and the image to be used within the calendar (August) will include an image of the complete foram (c. 400 µm diameter) for context. Not only does Adam win the competition’s first prize of €200, but also has his image included on the front cover of out TMSoc2018 Calendar (see above)!

On behalf of the Society we would like to congratulate Adam on his success. Eleven additional winners were selected from the fantastic submissions, and are on display below! A wide variety of microfossils and imaging techniques have been championed this year, and we are already looking forward to next year’s competition.

The twelve winning images have been incorporated into the 2018 Micropalaeontology Calendar, which will soon be available for purchase! Like last year, the calendar has been produced in spiral-bound A4 format with one page per month.

A full list of the winners can be found below:

1. Adam David Woodhouse , University of Leeds – overall winner! SEM image is of the foram Acarinina praetopilensis, displaying heavy recrystallisation & coccolith debris
2. Ulrike Hoff, University of Norway – Holocene Diatoms from Two-Yurts Lake, Kamchatka, Russia.
3. Susan Richardson, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic Uni – thin section of foram Schwagerina nelsoni.
4. Marie-Béatrice Forel, Le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle – Ostracod Cytherelloidea from the lagoon of Rangiroa atoll, French Polynesia.
5. Septriandi A. Chan, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals – Elphidium steinkern, from Middle Miocene of Saudi Arabia.
6. María José Leaño, Paleolab, Microscopy Center, Universidad de los andes Bogota – SEM of Silybum marianum (milk thistle) pollen
7. Elaine Mawbey, University of Bristol – diatom Arachnoidiscus ehrenberg, from Bransfield Strait, West Antarctic Penninsula.
8. Haruka Takagi, Uni of Tokyo – Globigerinoides sacculifer & photosymbiotic dinoflagellates. From Sagami Bay, Japan.
9. Lynz Fox, NHM London – Cracked Orbulina universa test revealing juvenile stages within. From Indian Ocean.
10. Samantha Gibbs, NOCS University of Southampton – Hand-made coccolithophores of Coccolithus braarudii.
11. Roger C. Wagner & Debbie Powell, University of Delaware, USA – Assortment of radiolarian SEMs collected from the seas off Barbados, dating to the Cenozoic Era.
12. Odysseas Archontikis, Département Sciences de la Terre, Université de Lille & Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece – SEM of diatom Asterolampra marylandica, from Cretan Sea (Med)


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Lyell Meeting 2018: Mass extinctions, 8th March 2018, London http://www.tmsoc.org/lyell-meeting-2018/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:13:44 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7988 The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth Read more

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The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth and environmental sciences. Recent, major advances have come from a broad spectrum of fields, including atmospheric modelling, high-precision age dating, volcanology, geochemistry, stratigraphy and palaeontology.

The 2018 Lyell Meeting aims to highlight these achievements and showcases the improved understanding we now have of the great environmental catastrophes of the past. The Meeting aims to encompass the full spectrum of crises seen in the Phanerozoic fossil record.

The 2018 Lyell Meeting provides a platform to assess the current stratigraphic and geochemical records of environmental change during mass extinction events and the role of atmospheric climate modelling in understanding the causes of the crises. The goal is to evaluate the relative importance of environmental changes in major episodes of species extinctions, and to further explore the mechanisms that link these proximal kill mechanisms to the ultimate drivers, such as large igneous province eruptions and meteorite impacts.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear research developments happening in diverse disciplines applied to all mass extinction events.

Abstract deadline: 1st December 2017

More info at The Geological Society webpage

 

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Change of Journal Publisher (Copernicus Publications) http://www.tmsoc.org/change-journal-publisher-copernicus-publications/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:26:57 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7981 We are delighted to announce The Micropalaeontological Society has signed a new deal with Copernicus Read more

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We are delighted to announce The Micropalaeontological Society has signed a new deal with Copernicus Publications (http://publications.copernicus.org) to publish the Journal of Micropalaeontology (JoM). After many fantastic years with the Geological Society Publishing House (GSPH), the Society’s contract with GSPH was due for renewal at the end of 2017 and through negotiations with a number of potential publishers (including GSPH) we aimed to increase Open Access publishing. After considerable discussions the committee decided that Copernicus would be our first choice as publisher of JoM from 1st January 2018 onwards, for a three-year period in the first instance. This means that JoM is now the first entirely Open Access journal in micropalaeontology. This arrangement does not affect our agreement with GSPH for the delivery of TMS Special Publications. The new platform is now set up within the Copernicus website and can be viewed here:

http://journal-of-micropalaeontology.net/index.html

Manuscript submission is now open, and we have developed a promotion for authors without funding that will start in 2018 (see below)!

There is a lot of information to disseminate that relates to: (1) how the new journal approach differs to GSPH, and (2) how this new model will be of benefit to TMS members and indeed our micropalaeontology community as a whole. Here, we will try and summarise many of the key changes that will result from this new contract with Copernicus. In addition, there is a pdf of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQ’s), attached to this email.

More information and FAQ download:

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Microfossil Image Competition 2017 http://www.tmsoc.org/microfossil-image-competition-2017/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:12:16 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7939 2017 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The Read more

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2017 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The outstanding success of the last two years is reflected by the creation of our 2015, 2016 and 2017 Micropalaeontology Calendars. Each year, the calendars have required two print runs and have sold out! A summary of the winning images can be found here (20142015 2016), whilst a Flickr archive of all submitted images can be found here.

We would like to continue this success and The Micropalaeontological Society is therefore pleased to announce the start of the 2017 Image Competition. All TMS members are invited to submit images of microfossils. Non-members are also encouraged to take part. An overall winning image will be selected and eleven joint runner-up images will be chosen for use in a TMS calendar for 2018.

We will be accepting images until 30st September 2017. This will provide the competition panel sufficient time to select the best 12 images for the calendar, get the calendar designed and subsequently printed in time for distribution towards the end of the year. Image submissions should be of micropalaeontology-related material. The subject can be an individual specimen or an assemblage and it can be a fossil or a living organism from a microfossil producing group. The type of image is also entirely open, and can include microscope photographs (reflected light, compound), SEM images or other innovative visual techniques, or more traditional artwork.

Twelve winning images will be selected for the calendar, with one image being chosen as the overall winner of the 2017 Image Competition! The winner will receive €200. All twelve winners will of course receive free copies of the calendar in addition to a certificate!

The society will print a fixed number of these calendars in the first instance, with additional print runs possible depending on demand. The society will charge a small fee for the purchase of a calendar – the price is to be confirmed but will be kept low, enough to cover printing and postage costs rather than to make a profit, and will likely be around £10. Postage overseas may vary.

Images should be submitted as high resolution JPEG or TIFF files (less than 20mb) and should be accompanied by your name, basic technical details and a short caption. If you have any problems please contact us.

Download the Image Competition poster here:

Legal stuff; by submitting your image, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions: TMSoc can only accept images from the copyright holders for the images being submitted. Please DO NOT submit images which are not your work. By submitting your image(s) to the Calendar Competition, you agree to assign TMSoc a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable license to use any chosen images (I.e. if selected, these images may be used for the Society’s calendar and also on the TMS website or for other publicity purposes – but you retain full copyright for any other use). You also grant the TMS permission to make minor editorial changes to your image(s) including but not limited to cropping, resizing, contrast/brightness adjustments and/or framing.

 Microfossil Image Competition 2017 is now closed. Thanks to all our participants, we look forward to seeing more lovely photographs next year!

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TMS Palynology Group meeting, 15th June 2017, Liverpool http://www.tmsoc.org/palynology-group-meeting-2017/ Wed, 03 May 2017 12:21:52 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7910 From People to Oil Rock: Palynomorphs are the key To endeavour a cross-discipline meeting between Read more

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From People to Oil Rock: Palynomorphs are the key

To endeavour a cross-discipline meeting between palynologists, archaeologists, geologists

Preliminary programme

Kick-off/registration/poster up/coffee-tea 10-11.15
11.15-11.30: Welcome
11.30-12.15: von Post Lecture: Jennifer O’Keefe (Morehead University, USA)
Filling in the gaps: Palynology at the birthplace of North American Paleontology
12.30-13.30: Lunch-Poster session
1.30-3.00 Talks (6 talks, 15’ each)
Coffee break
3.30-5.00 (6 talks, 15’ each)

Local organising committee:
Fabienne Marret, Rachael Lem, Karen Halsall
Overall organising committee:
Matthew Pound, Manuel Vieira

 

Deadline for registering to the Palynology Group Meeting 10th June. See form below.

 

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The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference 2017, 15-16 November 2017, London http://www.tmsoc.org/tmsoc2017/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:33 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7892 Keep up to date with conference news by following @MicropalaeoSoc and @NHM_Micropalaeo on twitter, and Read more

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Keep up to date with conference news by following @MicropalaeoSoc and @NHM_Micropalaeo on twitter, and use #TMSoc2017 for updates during the event! Alternatively join the TMSoc Facebook page

Conference Abstracts

Introduction

The TMSoc are delighted to announce this year’s annual conference will be hosted by the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum, London. The conference is open to all aspects of micropalaeontology, providing delegates the opportunity to give either oral or poster presentations on their research.

On the first day, the conference Symposium theme is ‘Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History ’and will include presentations on the applications of micropalaeontology to various aspects of our understanding of human activity, from palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, geoarchaeology, provenancing of artefacts and forensics. The Symposium will be followed by the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), the presentation of Society Awards, a drinks reception and the day will end with the conference meal.

Confirmed Symposium Keynote Speakers include Anson Mackay (UCL), Tony Brown (Southampton), John Whittaker (NHM) and Ilaria Mazzini (IGAG, Rome)

Day 2 will include open sessions of short (c. 15 minute) talks and dedicated poster sessions. These sessions are open to any topic related to micropalaeontology. Further details regarding the conference schedule, keynote speakers and logistics will be added to the website in due course.

The annual TMSoc conference particularly encourages postgraduate students and early career researchers to take part, with awards for the best oral and poster sessions available for those early in the micropalaeontology careers. In addition, the TMSoc has a dedicated Annual Conference Travel Bursary for postgrads and ECRs, information of this can be found here.


Registration, fee payments and abstract submission

Please register and pay for conference fees here:

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Registration fee includes abstracts booklet, tea and coffee. Please note that lunch is not provided, restaurants and café facilities are available within the NHM and a list of suitable venues will be provided during the conference.

The conference dinner is scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday 15th November, at the Rembrandt Hotel, South Kensington. A vegetarian option will be available. Please ensure you notify us when registering (using the above link) if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Please send your completed abstract to micropalaeontology@nhm.ac.uk, or by post to Dr Tom Hill, Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.

Abstract deadline: 15th October 2017


Venue

The conference will take place at The Natural History Museum, London. Keynote lectures, and oral presentations will take place in the museum’s Flett Theatre, whilst all poster presentations will take place in the Flett Lobby. Light refreshments (tea/coffee and evening drinks reception) will also take place in the Flett Lobby.

The museum is located a c. 5 minute walk from the South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly/District/Circle lines). Directions to the museum from the underground station can be found here. Upon arrival at the Museum, locate the Exhibition Road side entrance and not the main entrance on Cromwell Road. Once you’ve entered the building from Exhibition Road, there will be signposts directing you to the conference.


Schedule

Please note that lunch is not provided as part of the conference package during the two day event. There are a number cafes and restaurants located within the museum, with further information available here. In addition, there are numerous cafes located within a 5minutes walking distance from the museum, located along Exhibition Road (south) near South Kensington underground station.

Wednesday 15th November: Conference Symposium, AGM, Drinks Reception & Conference Dinner
Conference registration opens with tea and coffee from 11.30am-1pm. During this time, participants will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the micropalaeontology collections housed within the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum. Further details of these tours will be emailed to delegates prior to the event.
The conference itself will begin in the Flett Theatre at 1pm, with be a series of invited lectures focused on the conference theme of ‘Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History’. Invited talks will take place 1-4pm. This will be followed by brief TMSoc Society business with the presentation of awards and medals. A drinks reception will then take place in the Flett Lobby for all delegates. During the drinks reception the first poster session will take place, with posters on display in the Flett Lobby. After the drinks reception, delegates will depart for the conference dinner (venue TBC). This will be a ticketed event and further information will be sent direct to delegates who have signed up for the meal.

Thursday 16th November: Open Talks and Poster Session
The second day’s activities will begin at 9am and end at 4-5pm (TBC). The day will consist of an open session of short (c. 15 minute) talks on any topic related to micropalaeontology, with a second poster session at 10.30-11.30, during which tea/coffee will be provided. It is estimated that he talks will continue until c. 4-5pm, after which the meeting will close.


Accommodation

A selection of local hotels/hostels is provided below to assist you with your accommodation requirements. The list is not exhaustive and there is a wide variety of accommodation for all price ranges available in and around South Kensington. Therefore delegates are encouraged to look into alternative hotel options due to the deals regularly updated/advertised.

YHA Earls Court
38 Bolton Gardens, Earl’s Court, London, SW5 0AQ
T: 0845 371 9114
http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-earls-court

EasyHotel South Kensington
14 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 5JE http://www.easyhotel.com/hotels/london_south_kensington.html

London Vicarage Hotel
10 Vicarage Gate, Kensington, London, W8 4AG
http://londonvicaragehotel.com/welcome

The Villa Kensington Hotel
10-11 Ashburn Gardens, London, SW7 4DG
http://www.thevillakensington.co.uk/location-en.html

The Rembrandt Hotel,
11 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2RS
T: 0207 589 8100
https://www1.sarova-rembrandthotel.com/


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INA 16, 24th-28th September 2017, Greece http://www.tmsoc.org/ina-16/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:30:36 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7888 For more information, see the attached flyer:

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Early registration for the meeting is this Friday 31st March

For more information, see the attached flyer:

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Foram Nanno 2017, 19th-21st June 2017, Birmingham http://www.tmsoc.org/foram-nanno-2017/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:07:57 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7812 The TMS is delighted to announce that the next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will Read more

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The TMS is delighted to announce that the next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will be hosted by the University of Birmingham on the 19-21st June 2017.The program will encompass oral presentations and extended posters sessions, an icebreaker reception in the Lapworth Museum of Geology, a conference dinner, as well as an optional field excursion and thematic workshops on Monday 19th June.

The theme for this year’s event is “Life in a Changing Ocean”. We strongly encourage submissions that address the vulnerability and resilience of foraminifera and coccolithophores to environmental change, past and present, as well as the interaction between changing marine environments and evolutionary processes and patterns over long timescales.

Keynote Speakers:

Heather Stoll, ETH Zurich

Willem Renema, Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Paul Pearson, Cardiff University

Confirmed Workshops:

UK IODP Sponsored workshop: Evolution and Future Sensitivity of the Indo-Pacific Region; Unlocking archives of climate, tectonic and biotic change from International Ocean Discovery Program Expeditions

TMS Sponsored workshop: Developing Digital Chronostratigraphic Frameworks for Palaeoclimate, Palaeobiological and Biostratigraphic Data Management

As always we will place a high value on the contributions made by early career researchers. This year we include:

  • Two extended afternoon poster sessions with refreshments (3.30pm – 6pm).
  • Dedicated elevator pitch to the whole conference for all early career poster presentation (PhD / post-doc) – 1 slide, 2 minutes.
  • Oral presentation sessions with a mix of career stages.
  • Prizes for best PhD and best post-doc oral and poster presentations.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Registrations and abstract submission will open on March 1st, 2017 and have to be completed before midnight on 31st May, 2017. Late registration will not be possible.

Please register and pay for conference fees here:

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If you would like to submit an abstract to the meeting please fill in the attached template before 31st May 2017 and send to t.dunkleyjones@bham.ac.uk. Text, excluding titles, authors and addresses, must not exceed 250 words. Please note, that only abstracts received before this date and for which conference fees have been paid will be included in the abstract booklet.


Venue

 The conference will be held at the main campus of the University of Birmingham (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk). Th University, situated to the south of Birmingham city centre, has its own train station (“University”) which is ~7 minutes journey time from Birmingham New St in the city centre.
Oral presentations will be held in the Avon Room (R23 on map);  poster sessions will be held in the Bioscience Building “Undercroft” (R27); and the icebreaker reception in the Lapworth Museum of Geology (R4). Workshops on the 19th will take place within the School of Geography (R26).
After the conference, there will be an optional field trip to the west of Birmingham, including visits to the Wenlock Limestone and the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and will finish with a visit to Ironbridge World Heritage site.

Conference Information


Travel

By Air

Birmingham Airport has 140 direct flights and an additional 280 possible connections worldwide (http://www.want2gothere.com/bhx/destinations).

From the airport you can take the free ‘Air-Rail Link’ monorail system to Birmingham International Station (~3 minute journey). From Birmingham International there are at least 6 trains per hour (from Virgin Trains and Cross Country operators) to Birmingham New Street Station (in the city centre) and the journey takes ~ 10 mins and costs ~£4-7 for an open return depending on the time of day (See https://www.thetrainline.com/). As an alternative, there are taxis available and the cost (from the airport to the city centre) will vary between £20 and £50.

Birmingham is accessible from all London airports and other local airports. From London Heathrow, we recommend using the rail-air bus link to Reading Railway station, and then direct trains from Reading to Birmingham New St.

By train

Birmingham University has its own train station on campus called simply “University”.
Trains run every ~ 10 minutes from the cite centre Birmingham New Street Station to University. This takes about seven minutes and costs ~£3 for an open return ticket. It is then a five minute walk from University station to the main conference venues.
Birmingham New Street is connected with direct rail services to most major UK cities. Please check https://www.thetrainline.com/ for services and tickets.
It is always much cheaper to book advance tickets for off peak trains. NOTE it is also often cheaper to buy city-to-city advance tickets than to book journeys all the way through to University station: e.g. buy tickets between major cities – Manchester to Birmingham; London to Birmingham; Bristol to Birmingham etc, rather than Manchester to University etc.
Trains from London to Birmingham are available with three routes and operators:
London Euston – Birmingham New St; Virgin Trains. Quickest (~1h 20 mins) but most expensive, especially early at peak times (>£80 single). Advance off peak tickets can be <£20.
London Euston – Birmingham New St; London Midland. Slowest (>2 hrs) but cheapest.
London Marylebone – Birmingham Moor St; Chiltern Railways (~1h 40 mins), free wifi; nice trains, mid-price. ~10 minutes walk from Moor St to New St for connecting trains to University.
All are cheaper booked in advance.
Eurostar: the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras is 10 minutes walk to London Euston and direct trains to Birmingham.
By Coach
National Express (http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx) and Megabus (https://uk.megabus.com/) offer services from many UK cities to Birmingham Coach Station, in the city centre. Then recommend the train from Birmingham New St to University.
By car

Parking on campus can be very busy and standard pay and display car parks are expensive. Available ones are;

– North East Car Park Multi Storey (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA – North Car Park (access via Pritchatts Rd) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SB

– Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU – Pritchatts Park (next car park along after Pritchatts Rd car park)Visitor charges in all locations are: Up to 1 hour £2.00; 1-3 hours £3.00; 3-5 hours £4.00; 5-8 hours £6.00. More information on:

You can park “on the street” in Selly Oak / Selly Park (south of the Bristol Road / A38) for free and then walk ~10 minutes to campus. Again, finding spaces depend on the time of day.


Meeting

19th June: Icebreaker meeting and earlybird registration at the Lapworth Museum of Geology

19th June: Optional workshops on
  • TMS Sponsored workshop: Developing Digital Chronostratigraphic Frameworks for Palaeoclimate, Palaeobiological and Biostratigraphic Data Management
  •  IODP-TMS Sponsored workshop: Evolution and Future Sensitivity of the Indo-Pacific Region; Unlocking archives of climate, tectonic and biotic change from International Ocean Discovery Program Expeditions

20th June: Registration & Oral Presentations (AM & early PM); Poster Presentations (PM)

Conference dinner (EVENING): Celebrity Indian Restaurant (http://www.celebrityrestaurant.co.uk)

21st June: Oral Presentations (AM & early PM); Poster Presentations (PM)

22nd June: Silurian of Shropshire and the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (http://www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk). Closing with a guided visit to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site: http://www.ironbridge.org.uk.


Pricing

Registration and abstract submissions will open 1st March and close on 31st May 2017.

Meeting Registration – included icebreaker reception, lunches and tea/coffee breaks:
  • TMS member
  • £60
  • TMS student member
  • £40
  • TMS non-member
  • £80
  • TMS student non-member
  • £50
 Workshops:
  • TMS member
  • £15
  • TMS student member
  • £10
  • TMS non-member
  • £25
  • TMS student non-member
  • £15
Conference Dinner:
  • Celebrity Indian Restaurant – “Royal Banquet” menu with wine
  • £35
  • Link to menu. Conference dinner and fieldtrip is subject to a maximum attendance. Please, register early

Conference Field Trip:
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Accommodation
 Birmingham offers a diverse range of hotels, youth hostels, and Airbnb options. Further details of options will be provided in later circulars and on the website. Although accommodation is available near the UoB campus, we recommend staying in the city centre (close to New Street Station), where there is a greater variety of restaurants, pubs and nightlife. The UoB campus has its own train station (University station), and regular trains connect it to Birmingham New Street (two stops, seven minutes travel time) in the city centre, and Five Ways (one stop, three minutes travel time), which is conveniently located for many hotels. Regular buses also connect the University campus to the city.


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Professor Robin Whatley Memorial Event, 31 January 2017, London http://www.tmsoc.org/professor-robin-whatley-memorial-event-31-january-2017-london/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:30:30 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7803 Related information:

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50th Annual AASP Meeting, 3rd-7th September 2017, Nottingham http://www.tmsoc.org/aasp-2017/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:51:26 +0000 http://www.tmsoc.org/?p=7793 Welcome to the 50th Annual AASP Meeting. Conference information: Registration Registration comprises: Icebreaker at a Nottingham Read more

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Welcome to the 50th Annual AASP Meeting.

Conference information:

Registration

  • Category
  • Professional delegate
  • Student delegate
  • Retired delegate
  • Three Day Price
  • £120 (post 1st July 2017 = £160; on the door £180)
  • £50 (post 1st July 2017 = £75; on the door £85)
  • £90 (post 1st July 2017 = £110; on the door £120)
  • Single Day Price
  • £60
  • £25
  • £45

Registration comprises:

  • Icebreaker at a Nottingham city centre venue on the evening of Sunday, 3rd September
  • A conference pack including the abstract volume
  • Return transport between Nottingham city centre and BGS, Keyworth Monday to Wednesday
  • Morning coffee/tea, lunch and afternoon coffee/tea
  • A drinks/nibbles reception at BGS following the first day of the conference, Monday, 4th September

Optional extras:

We are also offering delegates the opportunity to attend two field trips, a workshop on StrataBugs, the conference dinner and the AASP Business “Luncheon” – held at night. These will be charged separately to the core registration package. The costs for these are as follows:

 

  • Item
  • Field trip to the Carboniferous of the Peak District (3rd September 2017)
  • Coference dinner (5th September 2017)
  • AASP Business “Luncheon” held at night (6th September 2017)
  • Field trip to Bradgate Park, Leicestershire (7th September 2017)
  • Workshop on the use of StrataBugs software by StrataData Ltd*
  • Course on Biostratigraphy: Applications to Petroleum Exploration and Production**
  • Price
  • SOLD OUT
  • £30
  • £25
  • £25
  • Free
  • Free

* Held at Keyworth (am, 7th September 2017) (up to 8 persons)

** Presented by Iain Prince and Katrin Ruckwied, Shell International Exploration & Production. Held at Keyworth (7th September 2017) (up to 12 persons)

Note that the StrataBugs workshop, the Shell Biostratigraphy course and the Bradgate Park fieldtrip are all on Thursday 7th September. This clash is, unfortunately, impossible to avoid.

Payment

Please make the payment in GB Pounds Sterling via PayPal. Should you be unable to register via this secure website, please mail a cheque for the registration package and ‘add-ons’ you require (make these clear in a covering letter) to Jim Riding (address: BGS, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK). Please make cheques payable to THE MICROPALAEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY. If you wish to pay outwith the TMS website using a credit or debit card, send your card details to the TMS Treasurer, Matt Hampton, at treasurer@tmsoc.org for processing. You can also pay TMS direct using online banking or BACS/SWIFT payments; email the TMS Treasurer, Matt Hampton, for the account details. Please indicate your name, and what you are ordering.

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If you have any questions regarding registration, or any aspect of the conference, email Jim Riding on jbri@bgs.ac.uk

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