DNA Seminar Posted 22 July 2018 by Alan Moorhouse DNA Seminar Beauchamp College, Ridgeway, Oadby, Leicestershire LE2 5TP 09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 6th October 2018 ** WE NOW HAVE JUST 10 PLACES LEFT FOR THIS SEMINAR ** Two years since our last DNA seminar, we are now holding our sixth one – the Guild is always ahead of the game! It is a fast growing and rapidly changing area, so we are very grateful to the 95 members who completed the recent survey and helped us shape this seminar to meet the widest range of knowledge and interests. There will be a dedicated beginner/basic stream of 5 talks, each building from the previous one, (designed such that a delegate with little or no previous DNA knowledge is expected/encouraged to attend all talks offered in this stream), with a further choice of two other talks at each time slot for those wishing to further enhance their DNA learning; delegates attending talks in stream 2 or 3 are welcome to cherry pick sessions in the beginner stream. Whatever your level of knowledge – new to DNA, keen but confused or an old hand – there will be something for everyone at Oadby on 6th October. Twitter #GuildDNA Programme 09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee 10:00 – 10:15 Welcome to the Seminar – Alan Moorhouse 10:15 – 11:15 Session 1 (Beginner Stream 1, Stream 2 or Stream 3) 11:15 – 11:25 Comfort Break 11:25 – 12:25 Session 2 (Beginner Stream 1, Stream 2 or Stream 3) 12:25- 13.30 Lunch Break 13:30 – 14.30 Session 3 (Beginner Stream 1, Combined Stream 2+3) 14:30 – 14:40 Comfort Break 14:40 – 15:40 Session 4 (Beginner Stream 1, Stream 2 or Stream 3) 15:40 – 16:00 Tea Break 16:00- 17.00 Session 5 (Beginner Stream 1, Stream 2 or Stream 3) 17.00 Close of Seminar Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter. The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £25.00. Beauchamp College is in Oadby, a town 5 miles south east of Leicester on the A6 and is easily accessible by train, bus, road and air. Further directions are here. We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event. Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An accommodation listing is available here. A number of delegates and members of the organising committee will be staying Friday night at the Premier Inn Leicester South Oadby and will meet for dinner at the adjacent Goodwins Restaurant and Bar (Fayre and Square). Full joining instructions are now available here. What delegates said about the most recent Ellesmere Port seminar on 14th July 2018: Primary motivation for attending? I always enjoy them [Guild seminars] An interest and family connection with canals and as a new member wanted to see what goes on Learn about new sources and meet other members Local to where I live, with easy access Learning about primary sources for canal boatmen Interesting subject even though not related to my family What aspects of this seminar went particularly well? Location Presentation of canal structure and evolution absolutely fascinating Canal-focused talks particularly interesting Really interesting talks (+coffee!) What did you learn? All knowledge is invaluable, new sources for research Methods of recording data from experienced members Availability of records Fascinating background to canal families Felt quite motivated by general enthusiasm Some key contacts Sources and interesting stories Booking To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways: Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card; For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild); Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque. Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to: Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB. Bookings close on 23rd September 2018. All online bookings made by bank transfer or PayPal will receive an automatic system generated email confirmation and bookings made by cheque will be acknowledged upon receipt. All bookings will then be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after the closing date; if you don’t then receive any of these emails please email to check that your booking has been received. Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from email@example.com.