Registration for the Conference is now closed. Please e-mail [email protected] if you want to enquire about availability.


Programme. All advance versions of the conference programme should be treated as provisional: the Society reserves the right to change any aspect of the programme and other arrangements where good reason calls for this to be done. Please note, in particular, that in the event of speaker cancellations, we may change timings (including dates) for sessions or individual papers in the interests of maximising presentation time and maintaining a coherent programme. If you are registering as a speaker, and will be attending only part of the conference, you should inform us in advance so that we can avoid any availability problems. The version of the programme on the Society’s website will be updated at regular intervals. We aim to have the draft version of the programme available by Friday, 18 April.

Cancellation. The Society is obliged to commit resources to the administration of the conference and we reserve the right to refund only a proportion of any payment made if you cancel your booking before the event. No refunds will be given after 1 June, except under extraordinary circumstances (at the Society’s discretion.)

Acknowledgement. A booking acknowledgement will be sent following payment. If you require a certificates of attendance please ask in advance so that we can provide this at the conference itself.

Extra nights. These can be booked online through the University of St Andrews conference office (add a note to say that you’re attending BSHS ).

Double and family rooms. Most rooms in Agnes Blackadder Hall are doubles; there are also some rooms with two doubles, which can be used as family rooms. We have reserved some of these for our delegates; please contact us for further details through [email protected]. Alternative accommodation in St Andrews can be booked via the tourist board.

Accessibility. If you require a room on the ground floor, this can be arranged, provided you notify us at the time of booking. If you are a wheelchair user, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs.

Childcare. Details of childcare providers local to the conference venue can be obtained by Childcare Link. Note: while the Society understands that Childcare Link is a reliable source for childcare information, the Society does not accept responsibility or liability from using this service.

Society membership. Non-members may join the Society now and benefit from members’ rates. Membership forms and direct online ordering are available from the Society’s website. The membership year is the calendar year, but new members will receive back copies of BJHS and Viewpoint published since the beginning of 2014.

Grants. Student members of BSHS may apply to the Society’s Butler-Eyles Fund for contributions towards travel costs associated with attending this conference. Independent scholars who are members of the BSHS are also eligible to apply to the Butler-Eyles Fund. All members of BSHS with childcare or other care responsibilities may apply to our conference care grants scheme for financial assistance.

More information. Further details of the conference will be posted on the Society’s website. Information about tourist activities in and around St Andrews can be found at here. Information about getting to St Andrews can be found on the university’s website.

Publishers. Information for publishers interesting in attending the conference can be found on the main conference page.