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OCTOBER 10th 2019

UNSB Travel GuidanceThis 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].


ATM Programme

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 – 11.00Registration plus welcome tea and coffee
11.00 – 11.10Introduction to Sutton Bonington campus and tour briefing
11.10 – 13.00Tour of Dairy, Root Laboratory and Brewery
13.00 – 14.00Lunch in the University restaurant
14.00Partners depart for Framework Knitters Museum
14.00 – 14.45Technical Paper No. 1:Sugarcane and Wheat Crop Modelling
Prof. Neil Crout and Dr Mohamed Jabloun (UoN)
14.45 – 15.30Technical 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 – 15.50Tea
15.50 – 16.35Technical Paper No. 3:Effective distribution in circular tanks - a solids suspension demonstration
Rob Shephard (Mixertech)
16.35Closing 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.

Public Transport
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 Octoberfor those who stay the night before ...
19:30 hrsDinner at The Otter, a riverside pub in Kegworth
food ~£20 per head : pay on the night
Thursday 10th Octoberfor those who stay over ...
19:00 hrsDinner at Marco’s New York Italian in the Kegworth Best Western
food ~£20 per head : pay on the night
Friday 11th OctoberPost-ATM Visit
10:00A 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.


Please fill in and submit this form to notify us of your interest in attending the ATM :
[Fields highlighted in red are required, others are optional]

Attending ATM :
Wednesday Night Dinner :
Thursday Afternoon :
Thursday Night Dinner :
Friday's Post-ATM Tour :
If coming on the tour :

Registration plus further details of the event will be published as soon as available so please bookmark this web page and visit from time to time and also watch for Society News Bulletins.