The 15th BTS Lectures will be held once again at the Aztec Hotel, Bristol
March 4th 2017
Itinerary for the weekend
Friday March 3rd: 7.30 pm, pre-lectures evening get-together *dinner, drinks, meet in the hotel bar (* if staying on the 2 night package! ) NEW for 2017 pre- order your Friday Meal!
Venue: The Cotswold Suite
Ticket price: (per person): Lecture and Dinner: £60 (includes online fees and free entry to the BTS Exhibition*)
Lectures only: £30
Dinner only for guests: £30
Registration: 11.00 – 11.30am
Lectures start: 12 noon
Lectures to finish: 6.30 pm
Dinner to start: 7.30 pm
All times approximate and subject to change.
12.00 noon : Peter Kirk: A brief welcoming lecture by the Chairman of the BTS
2.15 pm: Coffee, Tea and Biscuits or visit the Bar
2.45pm: Mark Pennell:
Borneo land of the head hunters – The search for the tree spider of the Hutan See bio
3.30pm: Eddy Hijmensen:
Mexico talk title to be advised See bio
4.15 pm: Coffee, Tea and Biscuits or visit the Bar
4.30 pm: Dr. Benjamin Kennedy BSc. MSc. BVetMed MRCVS:
Reference Intervals for Plasma Biochemistry of Haemolymph in Chilean Rose Tarantulas See bio
5.30pm: Dave Clarke ZSL – London Zoo’s ‘In with the Spiders’
6.30pm: Lectures finish
7.30 pm Dinner followed by bar until late (or until you drop).
After Dinner we will be presenting Andrew M Smith’s brand new DVD: History of the BTS
: MENU: Hot fork buffet and choice of desserts. Vegetarian option available.
If you have any special dietary requirements please inform me at the time of booking.
Staying at the Aztec Hotel & Spa
If you would like to bring guests, who do not wish to attend the lectures but would like to join us for dinner we are happy to accommodate them. The hotel will gladly allow the use of their facilities whilst the lectures are in progress. The cost for this would be £30.00 for the dinner only.
Payment details: You will need to book your place by 10th February 2017 and payment must be received no later than 10th Feb 2017.
Book online with the BTS e-store. Cheques must be received by February 1st 2017
You do not have to a member of the BTS to attend. Under 16’s are welcome but must to properly supervised at all times. All dinner and lecture tickets by advance bookings only. Refunds on cancelled places before 31st January will incur a small admin charge. No refunds can be given after 12th February 2017.
NOTE: The selling of tarantulas is strictly forbidden, you may exchange or swap tarantulas. It’s an ideal place to pass on males etc. The use of video equipment during the lectures will be restricted to official use only. Photographs are permitted within reason. Any live tarantulas must not be visible to the public and other hotel guests.
* Free entry to the BTS Exhibition 2017, non transferable non refundable, please wear your wristband to the event or you will be charged on entry. Prices and times are subject to change without prior notice.
The evening sit down meal consists of a hot fork buffet, the 2017 menu is as follows
Four hour slow cooked beef with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Chicken balti, basmati rice, popadoms, mango chutney, mint yogurt
Vegetarian option: Spinach and ricotta cannelloni baked with cheese and tomato sauce
- All meals are free of mushrooms and peanuts as per requests, also we have a full vegan option
Lectures hotel room rates
We have been given a special room rate for overnight stays prices as below:
Weekend Rates: To include *a’ la carte dinner on the Friday and bed and breakfast on the Saturday. Please note that we have a large group normally on the Friday night so we will be sending you the menu to pre order your *evening dinner.
Single Occupancy £170.00
Bed and Breakfast ONLY: Saturday
Single Occupancy £89.00
Payment for accommodation is with the hotel directly on check out.
If you wish to stay, can you please let me know as soon as possible in order that I may reserve a room for you?
Other options near by:
We can offer a number of alternative hotels.
Lodge on the Park: This hotel is situated adjacent to the Aztec Hotel. Should you wish to stay at this hotel please make your own arrangements.
Holiday Inn Express and Premiere Inn are situated within five to ten mins drive.