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24th Lakeland Symposium (Grasmere) 2019

9 - 13 May 2019, Ambleside, United Kingdom

* Late registration is available online via "Book Now" until Sunday 7th April. For information on the remaining accommodation options, please email the secretary ( *

This is the RSC Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group's flagship biennial Lakeland Symposium, which will as usual be held in the charming Lake District village of Grasmere (Cumbria, UK). Online registration including card payments is now available - click on the "Book Now" button at the top of this page (retired/unwaged delegates should use the discount code 19GRASRU when registering). We have an outstanding line-up of speaker line-up, inlcuding plenary lectures, supporting lectures and short talks:

Plenary lectures:
Prof. Varinder Aggarwal (University of Bristol, UK)
Prof. Abigail Doyle (Princeton University, USA)
Prof. Matthew Gaunt (University of Cambridge, UK)
Prof. Frank Glorius (University of Münster, Germany)
Prof. Adam Nelson (University of Leeds, UK)
Prof. Cristina Nevado (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Prof. Sarah Reisman (Caltech, USA)
Prof. Matthew Sigman (The University of Utah, USA)
Prof. Andrew Smith (University of St Andrews, UK)
Prof. Tehshik Yoon (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Supporting lectures:
Dr Graeme Barker (Heriot-Watt University)
Prof. Chris Braddock (Imperial College London)
Dr Fernanda Duarte (University of Oxford)
Dr Anne Foley (UCB)
Dr Jonathan George (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Dr Rachel Grainger (Astex Pharmaceuticals)
Prof. Jianhui Huang (Tianjin University, China)
Dr Amanda Jarvis (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Marc Kimber (Loughborough University)
Dr Kevin Lam (University of Greenwich)
Dr Nastaran Salehi Marzijarani (Merck USA)
Dr Benjamin Partridge (University of Sheffield)
Dr Alexis Perry (University of Exeter)
Dr Uwe Schneider (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Alan Steven (AstraZeneca)
Dr David Witty (Witnet Ltd)

Short talks:
Dr Aimee Clarke (University of York)
Robert Connon (University College Dublin)
Claire Lamb (Heriot-Watt University)
Dr Victor Laserna (University College London)
Christopher Maddocks (University of York)
Abigail Mountford (University of Bristol)
Andrea Carolina Ojeda-Porras (University of Glasgow)
Jeremy Ramsden (Manchester Institute of Biotechnology)
Jack Robertson (University of Strathclyde)
Dr Johannes Walker (Technische Universität Berlin)

The meeting has a friendly, informal atmosphere, with scientific sessions being held in the Grasmere Village Hall in the mornings and evenings, with the poster session and evening social events taking place in the conference hotels. The afternoons are left free for exploring the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District, and an optional conference banquet will be held on Sunday night (additional charge). Accompanying persons are very welcome and there is an accompanying persons programme of social activities throughout the meeting.

Accommodation at one of the two conference hotels can also be reserved (full board packages) upon registration. Alternatively, a registration-only rate is also available for those wishing to make their own accommodation arrangements. Students who present a short talk or poster may also apply for the reduced cost bursary package, which includes registration, accommodation, all meals and the conference banquet.
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Grasmere Village

Grasmere Village Hall, Grasmere Village, Grasmere Village, Broadgate, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9TA, United Kingdom

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