BOPSS 2020 (Oxford)

Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th June 2020


BOPSS welcomes you to Oxford for BOPSS 2020.  The meeting will be held over three days at Keble College, Oxford.  There is accommodation available at the College and rooms are booked directly via the College’s website ( ) on a first come first served basis becoming available 9 months to the date of booking.


The organising committee is delighted to welcome you to Oxford for BOPSS 2020 annual scientific meeting. The meeting will be held from 24th – 26th June 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 24th – Friday 26th June 2020

The beautiful Keble College is one of Oxford University’s largest colleges dating from 1870 and will act as the base for BOPSS 2020. 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 24th June 2020 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 25th June 2020 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.

Cotswold Bike Ride

Tuesday 23rd June (timings TBC)

This year we will be hosting a cycling event in the Cotswold, beginning at Keble College.  Depending on numbers there will be two rides (40km, 80km). The rides will snake their way through Oxford immersing riders in the city’s iconic architecture before taking them out into Oxfordshire and beyond.  Lunch will take place in a country pub where both groups will meet up.

Punting on the Thames

Tuesday 23rd June at 7.30pm

In the evening you will be able to experience the quintessential Oxford experience of punting on the river Cherwell at the Cherwell Boat House with the option of food thereafter.