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BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2019 - Cloughton, Scarborough

1st March 2019 Evening to 3rd March 2019 Afternoon

Event Description:

Bring along more problems

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March 2019

Tutors: Mark Powell and Neil Sanderson

note: Brian Coppins was due to be joint workshop leader but is now unable to attend. Neil Sanderson has kindly offered to attend in Brian's place.

Following on from the success of the 'Bring along your problems' weekend in 2018 this workshop will provide members with a further opportunity to air and share their lichen identification problems and their problems in using techniques needed to aid identification.

Look out those problematic specimens which have been haunting you; most likely they are nameable. Problems with techniques can include issues with microscopes / chemical tests / staining etc. Problems and their solutions will be shared throughout the group.

No problem too small! The bulk of the time will be spent in the adequately sized meeting room. The grounds of Cober Hill and its environs offer plenty of opportunity to take a short walk and to find more question-posing material.


Meeting Base

The meeting will be residential at Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0AR

tel: 01723 870310 email: enquiries@coberhill.co.uk

See www.coberhill.co.uk to have a look at the accommodation and facilities.


Accommodation and costs

Accommodation for 20 people in single and twin en-suite rooms has been reserved and a deposit paid by the BLS. These bed spaces are being held for us until the end of August 2018 (6 months before the meeting date). Subject to availability rooms will be able to be booked after this date.

Full-board accommodation (incl. dinner, breakfast and sit-down lunches) for the two nights is £177.50 per person (inc. VAT at 20%). This price includes the hire of the meeting room from early evening on Friday until late Sunday afternoon. The group package is for the 2 nights and there is no reduction for a shorter stay.

The earliest check-in time for rooms is 15.00. Dinner is at 19.00.



Attendees should book their rooms with the Field Meetings Secretary, Steve Price,
fieldmeetings@britishlichensociety.org.uk or by post to Woodlands, Combs Road, Combs, High Peak SK23 9UP and send him a £50 deposit, cheques payable to 'The British Lichen Society' (not 'BLS' please).

If members prefer to pay by bank transfer please request details from the Field Meetings Secretary.

The deposit once paid by BLS to Cober Hill will be non-refundable.

Cancellation of places less than 16 weeks before the meeting will incur extra charges, therefore the balance (£127.50) needs to be paid by the end of October 2018.

Please advise of any special dietary needs and also if you do not need dinner on the evening of arrival. Note there will be no reduction in the cost if you do not take dinner that night.


Microscope work

A very large meeting room has been reserved for the duration of the meeting for microscope work and presentations. The BLS microscopes will be available for communal use.



Meet for dinner on Friday 1st at 19.00hrs. We need to vacate the bedroom accommodation after breakfast on Sunday 3rd and the meeting room by 16.00hrs on the Sunday afternoon. Lunch is provided on the Sunday.

Further details of the programme will be sent out to attendees nearer the time of the meeting.