Ussher Society Annual Conference 2018

Falmouth Hotel


The Ussher Society is pleased to announce that the 57th Annual Conference will be held at the Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall, from the evening of Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th January 2018.

This 3-day conference for earth and environmental scientists, working in south-west England and related areas, comprises two days of presentations and a one day field excursion. Following registration and an Icebreaker reception on the evening of Wednesday 3rd January, the presentation days will be Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of January – oral and/or poster presentations will be welcomed in all areas of the geosciences relating to South-west England. The field excursion is on Saturday 6th January 2018.

This year our Scott Simpson Lecture will be presented by Dr Simon Tapster (NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratories, British Geological Survey), entitled: “All about the timing: bringing geochronology in SW England up to date”

Make a contribution

If you wish to make a contribution to the conference programme, please either complete and post your abstract submission form or e-mail the same information to Sam Hughes (conference@ussher.org.uk) as an attached MS Word compatible document by Monday 6th November.


To register please return your conference registration form by Monday 6th November to:

Email: conference@ussher.org.uk

Ussher Conference 2018, Chris Yeomans, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE.

Payment may be made by BACS or CHEQUE:
BACS: Ussher Society Conference, Sort code 40-20-30, Account 91039059 Ref. YOURNAME2018

Cheque made payable to "Ussher Society"


The conference venue, The Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4NZ (Tel: 01326 312671; reservations@richardsonhotels.co.uk) is located on Cliff Road near Pendennis Point, overlooking Falmouth Bay. Free car parking is available to residents at the hotel.  The nearest train station is Falmouth Docks (approx. 5-10 minute walk to the hotel). Taxis are available through Falmouth Taxis (Tel: 01326 312671). Full details of the accommodation are available at www.falmouthhotel.co.uk/book-a-room/contact-us
A selection of rooms have been reserved for delegates until 1st November and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. After 1st November rooms will be unreserved and open for public booking.

Full room specifications and pricing can be found in the Second Circular.

All overnight accommodation to be booked directly with the hotel quoting ‘Ussher Society’.

We have negotiated special rates, so please mention the Ussher Society Conference 2018 when booking. The hotel can be contacted on 01326 312671.

There is also a wide selection of alternative B&B options within a 5-15 minute walk of the Falmouth Hotel.



Past Conferences 

2017– Saunton Sands
2016 – Weymouth
2015 – Paignton
2014 – Weston-super-Mare
2013 – St. Ives
2012 – Exmouth
2011 – Bideford
2010 – Plymouth
2009 – Paignton
2008 – St. Ives
2007 – Weymouth
2006 – Bideford
2005 – Newquay


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