AUTUMN TECHNICAL MEETING 2019
OCTOBER 10th 2019
This year's Autumn Technical Meeting is being held at the University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington Campus on the 10th of October. The Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities for studying biosciences and veterinary medicine. We will be hosted by Professor Neil Crout, Professor of Environmental Modelling, School of Biosciences. Emma Hooley is the Administrator who is looking after us.
The morning session will comprise a tour of the Dairy, Root Lab and Brewery where the latest University R&D work will be on display. The current plan for partners who do not want to participate in the technical session is a tour of the Framework Knitters Museum at Ruddington which is approximately 10 miles from Sutton Bonington. We are arranging minibus transport for those who will be making the visit.
Once again we have deliberately chosen this location and a Thursday date as part of our plan to allow members to turn the ATM into a long weekend should they wish to do so. Sutton Bonington is more or less equidistant between Nottingham, Loughborough and Derby. There will be an optional visit to Nottingham on the Friday morning [see below], after which you will be free to roam as you wish. Please note the change of venue for the Thursday evening dinner [see below].
A preliminary programme is given below. As usual, on-line registration is available and there are instructions to show you how to find your way. Details of accommodation and optional social events are also provided.
|10.30 – 11.00||Registration plus welcome tea and coffee|
|11.00 – 11.10||Introduction to Sutton Bonington campus and tour briefing|
|11.10 – 13.00||Tour of Dairy, Root Laboratory and Brewery|
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch in the University restaurant|
|14.00||Partners depart for Framework Knitters Museum|
|14.00 – 14.45||Technical Paper No. 1:||Sugarcane and Wheat Crop Modelling|
Prof. Neil Crout and Dr Mohamed Jabloun (UoN)
|14.45 – 15.30||Technical Paper No. 2:||Raw Sugar Ship Unloading to Storage - Considerations for an Effective Sugar Handling System|
Tris Young & Neil Piper (Robson Handling Technology)
|15.30 – 15.50||Tea|
|15.50 – 16.35||Technical Paper No. 3:||Effective distribution in circular tanks - a solids suspension demonstration|
Rob Shephard (Mixertech)
|16.35||Closing Comments and Meeting Close|
Piers Bostock - BSST President
The attendance fee for BSST members and partners is £30.
How to get to the Meeting
The map on the right is a fully interactive Google map. The map is laid out to show Nottingham and Derby initially so Sutton Bonington is below and a bit right of the map centre.
If you have satnav then the postcode to use is LE12 5RD.
The university has detailed instructions for getting to the campus on its web domain [opens in new tab].
It is important that anyone arriving by car must give his or her name and car registration to us at least two days before arrival so that Emma can prepare a parking permit. On arrival please collect your permit from the Reception Desk and then proceed to the Minster Car Park, which is just off College Road.
East Midlands Parkway station is only 5 km [3 miles] from the campus. It is served by East Midlands Railway from London St Pancras, Nottingham and Sheffield. We can arrange transport from the station to the venue for anyone who lets us know their arrival details.
Optional Social Arrangements and Post-ATM Tour
We have made some arrangements to simplify things for those wishing to stay over :
|Wednesday 9th October||for those who stay the night before ...|
|19:30 hrs||Dinner at The Otter, a riverside pub in Kegworth|
food ~£20 per head : pay on the night
|Thursday 10th October||for those who stay over ...|
|19:00 hrs||Dinner at Marco’s New York Italian in the Kegworth Best Western|
food ~£20 per head : pay on the night
|Friday 11th October||Post-ATM Visit|
|10:00||A Visit to Nottingham|
this will be a morning visit to the National Justice Museum and a tour around the sandstone caves below Nottingham which are virtually next door to the museum. This would take around 2-3 hours with the afternoon left free for people to explore Nottingham further.
For those planning to stay over locally a number of accommodation options have been investigated. All the hotels offer easy driving access to the campus and they include :
The Kegworth Hotel, Packington Hill, Kegworth DE74 2DF. This hotel has plenty of rooms from £75 per night and is only 10 minutes drive from the campus. Bookings can be made on line.
There are also several hotels clustered around East Midlands airport including a Best Western [also in Kegworth], a Hilton, a Holiday Inn, a Jury's, a Radisson Blu and so on. There are also several B&Bs in Sutton Bonington itself.