Guild Conference & AGM The Guild 40th Anniversary Conference and AGM 2019 “Past, Present and Future” Leicester Marriott Hotel, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SW 29th – 31st March 2019 ** Bookings officially closed on February 24th 2019; if you would still like to attend please email us to check for any late availability spaces? ** The Guild of One Name Studies came into being at a meeting in Leicester, followed by the first Annual Conference in 1979. Forty years on, it seems fitting to return to Leicester – so come and join us for a weekend of celebration! The newly refurbished 4 Star Leicester Marriott Hotel is a spacious, airy hotel with easy access from the M1 and main transport links. It has a ground floor conference room, swimming pool and fitness centre. We will have a host of interesting speakers, entertainment and the 40th Anniversary Banquet on the Saturday night. The organising team: Sue Thornton-Grimes Alan R Moorhouse W Paul Featherstone Main Programme Friday 29rd March 2019 13:45 – 16:45 Optional visit to King Richard III Visitor Centre, followed by a guided tour of Leicester Cathedral, including Richard III’s tomb 14:00 onwards Hotel check-in available Guild Conference Registration opens 15:00 – 16:15 New One-Name Study? Here to help Sue Swalwell 16:30 – 17:45 General Help Desk Panel 17:00 – 17:30 Gathering for Conference First Timers Jackie Depelle 17:30 – 19:00 Buffet dinner 19:15 Opening of 2019 Conference President/Chairman 19:20 – 21:00 An Elizabethan Extravaganza Maureen Taylor 21:15 The XL Quiz: 40 questions, 40 pictures Alan Moorhouse Saturday 30th March 2019 07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 09:00 – 10:30 Annual General Meeting 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee 11:00 – 12:00 The Future of Family History Dr Nick Barratt 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 14:30 The Psychology of Searching and Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy Dr Penny Walters 14:30 – 15:30 Conservation: Perspectives on the Evolution of a Profession Shirley Jones, Head of Conservation, West Yorkshire Archive Service 15:30 – 16:00 Tea 16:00 – 17:00 Tourists and Booking Clerks: Personal Records in the Thomas Cook Archives Paul Smith, Company Archivist, Thomas Cook 19:00 – 19:30 Drinks Reception 19:30 40th Anniversary Banquet, followed by Reflections at 40 Sunday 31st March 2019 07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast 08:45 – 09:15 Ecumenical Service 09:30 – 10:30 The Guild – Let’s Celebrate! Julie Goucher 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee 11:00 – 12:00 Voyages from the Past – Your Ancestors’ Travels by Sea Dr Simon Wills 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Regional Representatives Meeting 13:30 – 14:30 Genetic Genealogy – how it all began, and what the future holds Debbie Kennett 14:30 – 15:30 The Ruby One-Name Study – ‘E pluribus unum’ Paul Howes 15:30 – 16:00 Close of Conference and Celebration Tea Full joining instructions are now available here. Booking details for the Conference 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 2019, 8 Strachans Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3EB. Details about the optional Friday afternoon visit to the Richard III Centre and Leicester Cathedral, including a link to online booking via the Guild shop, are available here. If all visit tickets have been sold there are other places to visit in Leicester on a Friday. We have arranged a special rate for overnight accommodation on Thursday or Sunday nights which must be booked with Marriott Central Reservations quoting a booking code; for further information please contact the conference organiser once you have made your conference booking. 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.