Guild Conference & AGM *** Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the 2020 conference has been postponed to April 23rd to 25th 2021 at Jurys Inn, Oxford [see further details] *** The Guild 41st Anniversary Conference and AGM 2020 “Sources and Resources” Jurys Inn Oxford, Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL 24th – 26th April 2020 *** Guild statement on Coronavirus dated March 10th 2020 *** Jurys Inn Oxford is a 4-star hotel which has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment. It has a ground floor Conference Suite, swimming pool and gym. We look forward to seeing you there! Twitter: #GuildConf2020 The organising team: Sue Thornton-Grimes Alan R Moorhouse *** The booking closing date is Sunday Mar 15th *** Twitter #GuildConf2020 Main Programme Friday 24th April 2020 13.30 onwards Guild Conference Registration opens pm Optional visits planned to The Bodleian Library (13.00 and 14.00) BMW Mini Plant at Cowley (13.00) 15:00 onwards Hotel check-in available 14:30 – 15:00 One-Name Tips on Family Search Marie Byatt Family Search Liaison 15:15 – 16:45 Guild Help Desk – come and talk to our experts 17:00 – 17:30 Introduction to Conference for First-Timers 18:00 – 19:00 Buffet supper 19:15 Welcome to the Conference Presentation President/Chairman 19:45 The Quiz Alan Moorhouse MCG Saturday 25th April 2020 07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 09:00 – 10:30 Annual General Meeting 10:30 – 10:55 Coffee 10:55 – 11:05 ANZAC Day commemoration Michelle Patient 11:10 – 12:10 Name Sources in the Oxford University Archives Alice Millea Assistant Keeper of the University Archives, Bodleian Library 12:15 – 13:15 Sources for Army, Navy and Air Force records Chris Baker 13:15 – 14:30 Lunch 13:15 onwards Guild Committee Meeting 14:30 – 15:30 Choose 1 of 3 workshop/presentation/breakout/discussion sessions 15:30 – 16:00 Tea 15:50 Introduction of Officers and Committee for 2020 16:00 – 17:00 Choose 1 of 3 workshop/presentation/breakout/discussion sessions 19:00 – 19:30 Drinks Reception 19:30 Banquet, followed by Angela Buckley, Victorian Supersleuth, “My Life in Crime” Sunday 26th April 2020 07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 08:45 – 09:15 Ecumenical Service 09:30 – 10:30 Choose 1 of 3 workshop/presentation/breakout/discussion sessions 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee 11:00 – 12:00 Choose 1 of 3 workshop/presentation/breakout/discussion sessions 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Meeting for Regional Representatives 13:30 – 14:30 The Victoria County History as a Resource for One-Name Studies Dr Simon Townley, County Editor, VCH Oxfordshire 14:30 – 15:30 US Records in One Hour for Foreigners! Paul Howes MCG 15:30 – 15:35 Close of Conference 15:35 – 16:00 Tea The finalised programme for the individual sessions on Saturday and Sunday is now available here. Details of the optional Friday afternoon visits to the Bodleian Library and BMW Mini production works (with the booking link for any remaining places) are available here. A list of delegates can be found here. Booking details for the Conference We look forward to seeing you there! To book on this Conference and pay in full, a deposit or the final balance, you can use the online booking form¹ as below: [For Guild members only] book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number given on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild); Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card; Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque; To pay the balance of your fee follow this link. Alternatively, you can download the flyer booking form, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque (or credit card details) to: Alan R Moorhouse, Guild Conference Booking 2020, 8 Strachans Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3EB. Details about the optional Friday afternoon visit to the Bodleian Library and BMW Mini production works are available here. For any further details or queries about the conference please contact the conference organiser, or telephone the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182. ¹Please note, when booking on a conference either by post or online, the Guild’s “Distance Selling” terms and conditions apply.