Dipterists Forum 2021 Summer Field Meeting, Cornwall (Booking is now closed)

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We postponed the planned 2020 meeting in Cornwall to 2021, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The meeting location and format remains the same; we will be based at Exeter University’s Penryn Campus, near Falmouth. The DF last visited Cornwall in 2001 and we are looking forward to revisiting the area. It will be a chance for those of us living in land-locked counties to visit some coastal sites, but there will be plenty more of interest (see Alan’s article in the Autumn 2019 Bulletin).

The cost of attending the meeting is unchanged from 2020 and will be £420 for a single room. If you wish to share a double room, the price for the full week is £280 per person. We have a small number of twin rooms available to share, again £280 per person. Be aware that these are student rooms, so might be rather cramped for two people. If you do wish to share a room, please arrange a roommate before booking and inform us who they are when you book.

What’s provided?

  • A room in Glasney Parc, Penryn Campus. All rooms are en-suite (with shower). Desk space is available (except in shared twin rooms).
  • Use of a kitchen. These are shared between seven rooms and contain a fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, etc. for lunch preparation.
  • Full breakfast and two course evening meal (vegetarian option available, self-service cafeteria).
  • Access to a workroom for specimen pinning, meetings etc. This will be located in a secure building adjacent to the Cafeteria.

We have a small number of half-cost bursaries for this meeting available for Dipterists Forum members. For details on how to apply, see the bursaries page.

We have block-booked 25 rooms. If we are holding your deposit from last year, your booking has been carried over to 2021. Therefore, if you are no longer able to attend please inform both the Treasurer and the Secretary. We still have rooms available; to book a place on the meeting a deposit of £100 (per person) is required, with the remaining amount payable by 1st May 2021.  

The preferred method for payment of your deposit is by bank transfer using the following details:

Dipterists Forum

Natwest Bank

Sort code 60-60-08

Account no. 48054615

Please add your name to the payment reference AND send an email (including any special requirements) to both the Treasurer (Phil Brighton) and the Secretary (Jane Hewitt), who will be coordinating the administrative arrangements.

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.