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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation

2020 Spring Symposium - CANCELLED

Location

Milton Keynes Open University
The Berrill Theatre, Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
GB
Saturday, 21 March 2020 -
10:30am to 5:30pm
How to get there: 

via M1 Motorway and the A5.
By train: On the London (Euston) to Birmingham line, Milton Keynes is an Intercity stop. Trains are frequent and the University is 5 minutes from the station by taxi or frequent bus service.

Campus Map
CAR SHARING: If you would like to see if there is anyone else in your area attending the Symposium that you could possibly share a car with please email symposium{at}britishcheloniagroup.org.uk

THE BCG IS SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF CV19 THE SYMPOSIUM ON 21ST MARCH 2020 AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY WILL BE CANCELLED AND POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR.
TWO OF THE LECTURERS HAVE ALREADY  HAD TO PULL OUT AS THEY ARE TRAVELLING FROM COUNTRIES NOW IN LOCK-DOWN.
AS MANY OF OUR AUDIENCE ARE ELDERLY AND THEREFORE VULNERABLE, IT IS ONLY COMMON SENSE NOT TO WAIT ANY LONGER, ESPECIALLY SINCE EVENTS ARE MOVING FAST AND THERE IS FRESH GUIDANCE EVERY FEW DAYS.
WE REALISE THIS IS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT, NOT ONLY TO ATTENDEES BUT ALSO LECTURERS AND ORGANISERS.
THE BCG DEEPLY REGRETS THE INCONVENIENCE OF THIS DECISION BUT FEELS THAT DELAY WOULD ONLY CAUSE FURTHER DISRUPTION. A FULL REFUND OF THE BOOKING FEE WILL BE MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

An opportunity to hear about projects from people directly involved as well as meeting other enthusiasts.

Speakers: (In Alphabetical Order)

Professor John Cooper and Mrs. Margaret Cooper will give a joint presentation on their annual findings of their lecture and workshop tour to Kenya and will also present the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session.
Ms Olivia Coulton, a Veterinary Nurse in practice, will give a short presentation on her work.
Dr. Angelo Lambiris of the S. African Herpetological Society will lecture us in the chelonia in S. Africa.
Dr. Ross Machin, a Veterinary Surgeon, will present the veterinary lecture on parasitology.
Ms. Fabina Martis, Forensic Researcher, The Netherlands Antilles. As Project Analyst of the Testudo kleinmanni Project, European Studbook Foundation, she will give us a progress report.
Dr. ALan Rees will present the SeaTurtle Lecture on an ongoing Archelon Project.

Another Lecture on the BCG Conservation Work is in hand.