The 2024 summer field meeting will be based at Lancaster University, June 22-29, Lancaster is a good base for exploring north Lancashire, the southern Lake District and the Forest of Bowland. We have reserved 30 en-suite rooms, which are a mixture of single and twin. The rooms, catering facilities and the workroom are all located centrally on the campus and are in close proximity to each other. Participants will need to provide their own microscopes. Please note that there will be a charge for parking on campus on weekdays between 8am and 6pm.
For single rooms, the cost of half-board (which includes a two course evening meal with tea or coffee) will be £463.31 for 7 nights, while B&B only will cost £358.31. For two people sharing a twin room, the cost per person will be £311.66 for half board and £206.66 for B&B. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms are arranged in two blocks. Only one of these has a kitchen (with fridge, freezer, oven and microwave) - those opting for B&B will be housed in this block. if you have a strong preference for a room with access to this kitchen (for example you plan to make a packed lunch every day) let the Secretary know when you book and she will do her best to accommodate you.
Any DF members who are local to the area and would like to attend field days will be very welcome to join us and should contact the Secretary.
We will start taking bookings from November 1st 2023.
To book a place on the meeting a deposit of £100 is required, with the remaining amount payable by the beginning of June. The preferred method for payment of your deposit is by bank transfer using the following details:
Sort code 60-60-08
Account no. 48054615
Please add your name to the payment reference AND send an email (including any dietary requirements and whether you would like to opt for half-board or B&B) to both the Treasurer (Phil Brighton) and the Secretary (Jane Hewitt), who will be coordinating the administrative arrangements. If booking a twin, please ensure that we know who will be sharing your room!
For those who would to prefer to pay by cheque, this should be sent to the Treasurer. Again, please email the Secretary to let her know you are planning to attend.