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Dr David Jordan, Dr Dinesh Selva


The organising committee is delighted to welcome you to Oxford for BOPSS 2021 annual scientific meeting. The meeting will be held from 4th – 6th August 2021 at Keble College, Oxford, situated in the city centre.


We are also delighted to welcome our two invited keynote speakers:


Dr David Jordan, Ottawa, Canada.


Dr Dinesh Selva, Adelaide, Australia.


We hope you can join us for what we expect will be a very educational and sociable few days. Jonathan Norris, Tristan McMullan, Manoj Parulekar


Venue: Keble College Oxford


Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th August 2021


The beautiful Keble College is one of Oxford University’s largest colleges dating from 1870 and will act as the base for BOPSS 2021. The Victorian building is one of Oxford’s architectural landmarks. Lectures will be held in the Sloane Robertson building overlooking the Newman Quad. Lunches will be held on a daily basis in the Dining Hall, which was opened in 1878 and is recognised as the longest dining hall in Oxford.


Welcome reception: Oxford University Natural History Museum Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 5.30pm


The Welcome Reception will be held at the stunning neo-gothic Natural History Museum across the road from Keble. Built between 1855 and 1860, the University’s world class Natural History collections are housed beneath the spectacular and highly decorative ironwork roof, surrounded by elaborate stonework and sculptures. The museum is home to the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo and the swifts in the tower.

Gala Dinner: Bodleian Library (Black tie) Thursday 5th August 2021 at 7.30pm The Gala dinner will be held within the Bodleian Library. Food will be served in the medieval Divinity School, the University’s oldest teaching and examination room dating from the 1400’s. Drinks will be served from the adjoining Convocation House, which hosted sittings of Parliament during the reign of Charles II. There will be dancing later in the evening. There is limited ticket availability and tickets will be allocated on a first paid basis only.