British Diatomists Meeting 28th - 30th October 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 08:00 to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:00

~~We are very pleased to announce that registration for this year’s BDM is now open!

You are invited to join us for a weekend of talks, posters and discussion. As always the weekend is open to all: researchers, academic and enthusiasts - it is a particularly friendly introduction for new postgraduate researchers to academic conferences, and as such we encourage paper/poster submissions from MSc and PhD researchers.

When & Where

The meeting will take place during the last weekend in October (28th-30th) at the Preston Montford Field Studies Centre just on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.


We have tried to keep costs as low as possible, and we can offer 3 room rates priced at £134 (students only - shared), £154 (shared accommodation) and £174 (single rooms – strictly limited). There is a small processing charge for using the online payment system, and this has been included in the above rate. Please be aware that credit card transactions may be subject to an additional fee. This is beyond our control, but the payment site should advise you of this cost before you pay. Registration closes on September 23rd.

What to do now

Please use the following link to access the registration form - unfortunately we cannot take payment through this site, so Billetto will be the website that handles the payments ( Please ensure you submit BOTH forms to complete your registration – the two websites link to each other.

Any special requests?

Please get in touch with us sooner rather than later if you have any specific requests relating to rooms (e.g. if you are bringing family members) – if we are aware early it is much easier to sort this out with the FSC and provide you with a more accurate cost of your stay.

Contact us!

To save emails getting lost in our inboxes, we have a designated email address for this year’s meeting - Please send any queries to this address and we will aim to respond within a couple of days. If you notice any glitches in the online forms, please bring this to our attention and we will try to rectify this as soon as we can.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shrewsbury in October!

Best wishes

Keely, Alan & Antonia