SNSBI 2016 Autumn day conference — Saturday October 15, 1000–1700The SNSBI 2016 Autumn day conference on Names of north-east England and beyond will be held on Saturday 10th October 2015 at the Stephenson Suite in the Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne (Neville Hall, Westgate Road, NE1 1SE).
The programme will include papers on place-names and personal names, with an emphasis on north-east England and southern Scotland. Speakers are:
- Paul Cullen on locative surnames of Northumberland
- Peter McClure on surnames like Northumbrian Surtees and Del Strother
- Fiona Edmonds on Gaelic place-names and personal names in north-eastern England
- Diana Whaley on the naming of Northumberland forts and castles
- Leonie Dunlop on coastal names of Berwickshire
- Simon Taylor & Alison Grant on names of islands and rocks in the Firth of Forth
The registration fee, including lunch, is £15 for members of SNSBI, SANT and Explore, £18 for non-members. Please book your place by 8th October by completing this form and sending it, with a cheque, to: Julia Stanbridge, 5 St Edwards Drive, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AW. The form can also be returned by email to treasurer at snsbi.org.uk. Payment can be made using Paypal below.