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BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2020 – Cloughton, Scarborough

6th March 2020 to 8th March 2020


Event Description:

BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2020 – Cloughton, Scarborough
Bring along yet more problems
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March 2020
(with an optional field outing on Friday 6th)

Tutors: Brian Coppins & Neil Sanderson
(note: Mark Powell is unable to attend and Neil has kindly offered to replace him to be joint leader with Brian)

Following on from the success of the 'Bring along your problems' and ‘Bring along more problems’ weekends in
2018 and 2019 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.

Again, 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.

There will also be an optional field outing during the day on Friday 6th. We will meet at 09.30 at Cober Hill, details
of the outing are to be decided. If interested in this attendees are asked to make their own arrangements for
accommodation for the night of Thursday 5th by booking directly with Cober Hill or elsewhere.

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 2019 (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 £184.50 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.

Booking
Attendees should book their rooms with the Field Meetings Secretary, Steve Price,
email: 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
(£134.50) needs to be paid by the end of October 2019.

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.

If attending the optional field outing on Friday 6th attendees are asked to book their accommodation for the night
of Thursday 5th directly with Cober Hill or elsewhere.

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.

Timetable
Meet for dinner on Friday 6th at 19.00hrs. We need to vacate the bedroom accommodation after breakfast on
Sunday 8th and the meeting room by 16.00hrs on the Sunday afternoon. A full lunch is provided on the Sunday.

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