WE are hoping that this years conference will go ahead. It is due to take place 18th-21st July which is after the official lockdown ends on 21st June. However, as we have learnt,  a lot can happen before then so we shall just have to keep our fingers crossed!

Venue: Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough
Address: Esplanade, Scarborough, YO11 2AG, UK

Telephone:   01723 357400

Website:   http://www.crownspahotel.com

Dates: Sunday 18th July 2021-Wednesday 21st July 2021

Conference Organiser: Professor Valerie Sanders (v.r.sanders@hull.ac.uk)


The Crown Spa Hotel was Scarborough’s first hotel, built in 1845 on the esplanade overlooking South Bay. Today it is a comfortable 4 star hotel offering the Society a residential conference package that includes the usual conference facilities together with bed, breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner plus unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits. The cost, to be paid to the Society, will be £393 or £435 single and £618 double (£309 per head). Day attendance rates will also available.

Registration Form – Delegate Details

To download conference registration form, click here





Hotel room booking required:


Title of Paper or Presentation (max 45 mins including Q&A) you wish to give:


Please complete this Registration Form and send it to arrive by Monday 30th April 2021:

by post to: Dr. Sharon Connor, 13 Lancaster Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 6AS

by email to: sharonconnor@live.co.uk  

You may if you prefer simply send an email message containing the information requested on the Registration Form.

Please notify both the Society of any dietary requirements or allergies. And, please remember your need for cancellation insurance.

To make your Conference payment – to be paid by 30th April 2021

The fee for the full Conference is £393 or £435 for a single person and £618 for a couple. The higher single person rate of £435 gives the choice of either a room with a sea view or sole occupancy of a double room.

There will be a non-resident Conference Day Rate, yet to be determined, with the option of dinner at £26, to be paid on the day(s) attended.

Please pay either by cheque made out to the Martineau Society (posted with your Registration Form please) or directly to the Martineau Society bank account, ensuring you give your name as reference:

Bank sort code:         60-15-54

Account number:     14082748



Sunday 18th July
Arrival from 15.00


Committee meeting
Guest/special lecture
19.00 – 20.30 Dinner

Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th July
O9.00 – 12.30 Sessions (including coffee break 11.00 – 11.15)

12.30 – 13.30  Buffet Lunch
14.00  Visits/trails 
19.00 – 20.30  Dinner
After dinner activity

Wednesday 21st July
09.00  – 12.30 Sessions (including coffee break 11.00 – 11.15)

12.30 – 13.30 Buffet Lunch
Departure from 14.00


Can you meet these criteria below and do you wish to claim a bursary?

 The Martineau Society sponsors students to attend the annual

 Bursaries are usually £250.  Those wishing to apply should fulfil the criteria below.

 The applicant:

– should be a research student;

– present a paper on their research at the conference;

– should be a member of the Society (annual student membership of £10 will be waived for one year should you present a paper to the Conference).

– arrange for a letter/email of support to be sent, from a supervisor or departmental administrator if unavailable, indicating reasons for his or her support for the applicant’s attendance at the conference.

Help with conference expenses is also available in exceptional circumstances to current Society members who wish to give a paper or presentation. Please send an explanatory letter/email.


by post to: 27 East Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2LJ ,UK

or by email to: gabyweiner@icloud.com

If you have any further queries, please contact the conference organiser Professor Valerie Sanders (v.r.sanders@hull.ac.uk) or MS administrator Dr Gaby Weiner (gabyweiner@icloud.com)