BTS Lectures 2022

The lectures were their usual great success and we would like to thank all the lecturers and the attendees for making it the great weekend.

2022 will be announced soon

GBP £60.00
“Never seem to have the time to socialise properly at the BTS Exhibition?
Now’s your chance!  
If you are interested in attending the BTS Lectures please contact:  Kim Pennell
Spaces are limited so it’s first come first served. 


Itinerary for the weekend

Friday   7.30 pm, pre-lectures evening get-together *dinner, drinks, meet in the hotel bar (* if staying on the 2 night package!
) NEW for 2018 pre- order your Friday Meal!

Venue: The Aztec Hotel, Bristol: The Cotswold Suite

Date: Saturday 10th March 2018

Aztec Hotel and Spa, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol

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

Lectures start: 12 noon

Dinner to start: 7.30 pm

After Dinner talk by legend Andrew Smith on his recent successful trip to Mexico

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

All the prices and information for 2018 click here

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 2018 and payment must be received no later than 10th Feb 2017.

  • You do not have to a member of the BTS to attend.
  • Under 16’s are welcome but must be 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 2018.

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 2018, 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.

Lectures menu

room layout panoramic picture

The evening  meal consists of a hot fork buffet, the 2018 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
Selection of vegetables, salads, jacket potatoes, chips and a selection of breads.
  • Seasonal berries pavlova 
  • Chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream

The evening meal being set up by the staff

Being called up table by table

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.

Double/twin £240.00
Single Occupancy £170.00

Bed and Breakfast ONLY: Saturday

Double/twin £115.00
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.

Kim Pennell
B.T.S. Lectures and Dinner Organiser