Penstowe closure

We were very sad to learn that Penstowe, our lovely conference venue, has been put into liquidation. The Covid situation has made it just too difficult for them to continue. We would like to thank Simon, Lynda, Katie and all the Penstowe team for making such a major contribution to the conference over many years. … More Penstowe closure

Coronavirus update

Current Public Health England and NHS advice in line with the Government’s Action Plan suggests that it is safe to go ahead with the conference. We are advised that we should go ahead and that attending a small event such as this (this is how it is classified by public health authorities) presents no more … More Coronavirus update

Boats at the conference, part six…

In Hellenistic and Roman times Isis was called Myrionomos (Goddess of Innumerable names). Amongst her names were: Isis Pelagia (Isis of the Oceans), Isis Euploia (Isis of good sailing), Isis Pharia (Isis of the lighthouses) and Stella Maris (Star of the Sea). The Virgin Mary later inherited this last title. Come and celebrate the Isidis Navigium … More Boats at the conference, part six…