Mammal Society 66th Spring Conference
Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March 2020
Robinson College, University of Cambridge
We are delighted to announce that registration for the Mammal Society’s 66th Spring Conference is now open. This year’s event will once again bring together a wide range of mammal experts, amateur naturalists and interested individuals to meet in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, hear the results of new research, look to future work and discuss contemporary issues in conservation.
This year, we will also be bringing you “Mammalwatch” from the grounds of the college, which will include an opportunity to join a range of participatory activities (including small mammal trapping, camera trapping and a Mammal Mapper walk).
The conference will open on the evening of Friday 27 March, with the Cranbrook Lecture, which is open to the public (registration not required). We are delighted to announce that this year’s Lecture will be given by conservation scientist, Professor Andrew Balmford.
Please note that registration for this event will close on Friday 6 March 2020.
The conference is open to both members and non-members, with tickets available for single day attendance, or as a weekend package. Tickets include entrance to a full-day of talks, opportunity to view posters and visit exhibitor stalls. Those booked for Sunday will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops. The cost of tickets includes lunch and tea breaks throughout the day.
In addition to putting a freeze on ticket prices from last year, non-member students are now entitled to take advantage of our excellent student rate of 50% discount on full-price tickets. Ticket prices, which include booking fee, are listed below;
You can pay online via Eventbrite or we can arrange to send you an invoice via email. For more details about paying by invoice contact email@example.com.
Please note that the conference dinner, accommodation and parking are not included in ticket price and must be booked separately.
Abstract and poster submissions
We are now inviting submissions for posters and talks for our 66th conference. We are keen to hear from as wide a range of speakers as possible; academic research projects, interesting results from consultancy work and surveys conducted by local groups and members. For information on how to submit posters and talks, click here.
In an endeavour to make the event as sustainable as possible, we will be publishing the programme and abstracts on our website in advance of the conference. If you would like a printed copy made available on the day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
Accommodation & travel
This year’s conference is residential and we have reserved a number of rooms (single en suite) at Robinson College for delegates at cost price (£168), which includes bed and breakfast for Fri 27th and Saturday 28th March. There are many other accommodation options available in Cambridge, including hotel and self-catering options. A range of websites, such as Visit Cambridge, list some of the options available https://www.visitcambridge.org/accommodation
Cambridge is very accessible by public transport. Information on transport links can be viewed here. Robinson College is situated at Grange Road, close to the centre of Cambridge. Information on how to find the College can be found here. We have reserved a number of parking spaces close to the college at cost price. These need to be booked separately from conference tickets and booked for each day of the conference.
The conference dinner will be held in Robinson College on Saturday evening (approx. 7.30 pm). The Mammal Society Award will be presented during the dinner and we will have our usual quiz and opportunity to chat during the evening.
If it is necessary for you to cancel your booking for whatever reason, please inform us as soon as possible in writing.
For cancellations up to 4 weeks before the event, a refund will be issued less a cancellation charge equal to 25% of the event fee.
For cancellations up to 2 weeks before the event, a refund will be issued less a cancellation charge equal to 75% of the event fee.
Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the event will not be eligible for a refund.