The BNTS Committee continues to hope that the Society will be able to meet for its scheduled residential conference in St Andrews on 19-21 August 2021. However, as members of the Society will be aware, this is dependent on the necessary ending of lockdown restrictions and also on the University’s policy regarding hosting such an event. So, at this stage we are still uncertain about the format of this year’s conference.
If the Society is able to meet in person, we recognize that some members may feel unable to attend due to health or other personal concerns, and we would therefore make every attempt to arrange for virtual participation in plenary sessions. We would also arrange for virtual participation in seminars at the discretion of Seminar Chairs.
If restrictions remain in place/the University is unable to host us in person, we will revert to last year’s fully virtual format. The Committee very much hopes that this will not be the case and will endeavour to make further announcements regarding registration by the end of April.
Given this uncertainty, we understand this might affect people’s submissions for papers and so are extending the CfP until Monday 26 April.