Notice of Meetings


ABTAPL Spring Conference 2019

Regents Theological College, West Malvern Road, West Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4AY
Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April

draft programme

The next annual conference will take place in Malvern, staying in Elim Conference Centre. The conference centre is on the same site as the college, and offers accommodation and facilities all within a single building; there is even a swimming pool, which may be open depending on the weather.

Malvern is set in beautiful countryside, offering opportunities for walking and sightseeing nearby, including the city of Worcester. Visits are being arranged for the Hive – Worcester’s innovative library combining public and university libraries with local studies and archives, and Hartlebury Castle, formerly the home of the bishops of Worcester, and still the home of a unique library formed by Bishop Hurd.

There will be formal CPD sessions relating to building digital collections, and on managing archives, and regular features including TeachMeet and Open Forum.

For those not wishing to attend the Friday morning CPD sessions, there will be an opportunity to take the Morgan factory tour: This will need to be booked along with your conference booking, with an additional cost.

Car parking is available; if travelling by train the nearest stations are Malvern Link or Great Malvern. Taxis are readily available at Great Malvern, but it is recommended that you book a taxi in advance if you are arriving at Malvern Link.

Concessionary rates apply for students and retired delegates and for delegates who are unemployed. In the event of cancellation, a full refund will be made if notice is received by 1 February. After this date, no refund will be possible unless your place can be reallocated.

For queries please contact the ABTAPL Conference Secretary, Gudrun Warren: Please complete the booking form here.