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DISCOUNTED ENTRY FOR CCS MEMBERS TO BCS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 8th to 9th September

Registration is open for this year's BCS Annual Conference, supported by the British Geological Survey. Held virtually, the two-day event will feature a range of fascinating speakers from leading organisations involved in cartography and GIS. Most events are discounted for Charles Close Society Members, the Eventbrite discount codes will be supplied in the next eNewsletter.


Wednesday 8 September, from 2pm
We are pleased to be holding our first joint meeting between the Society and BCS's Historical Military Mapping Group at the Conference. The event, hosted on Google Meet, will feature the following talks:

  • Chris Going: Night maps used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War
  • Dr John Peaty: 'Goings' maps used by Commonwealth forces in North Africa, especially a fake one which helped defeat Rommel and save Egypt
  • Dr Richard Oliver: The influence or otherwise of geology on the Ordnance Survey
  • Dr Rob Wheeler: The Ordnance Survey's worst-ever decision? 25" publication by parishes
Registration is through Eventbrite and costs £12, but only £6 (£5 + VAT) for CCS members.

Charles Close Society members can also take advantage of discounted entry to the other events throughout the Conference.

Registration is through Eventbrite and the full cost per day is £30 (£25 + VAT). CCS members pay just £12 (£10 + VAT) per day.

  • GeoViz: show and tell (via Zoom). Register through Eventbrite
  • Map Curators' Group: Learning from lockdown – positive developments for our map collections (via Google Meet). Register through Eventbrite
  • BCS Quiz (which is free) (via wonder.me). Register through Eventbrite


Thursday 9 September
  • BCS Conference: 3D mapping, above and below (via Zoom). Register through Eventbrite