TVERC Autumn Recorders’ Conference 2017

Close up photograph of a Sun Spurge plant by Brain Walker
Sun Spurge. Photograph credit Brian Walker

‘Our Common Cause: Clubbing together for conservation gains’

Saturday 7th October 2017

Timings:10:00 - 16:30 [Doors open 09:30]
The OZone, Building 520, Oracle, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, Reading RG6 1RA

[See below for full venue details and directions]

Booking now closed.

We all know we need to collaborate with each other to get the best from our recording effort and lend strength to conservation actions. This conference focuses on joined-up effort and offers the opportunity to hear from successful projects where cooperation has been a central part.

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC) recorders' conferences are bi-annual updating and networking events for species recording and nature conservation in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

The day will include guest speakers, workshops, poster displays and an open floor session for updates from individuals, recording groups and organisations on notable sightings, events, courses and new projects. 

Programme (PDF)

Main Speakers:

  • Martin Moore, Loddon Fisheries and Conservation Consultative: "Catchment Co-operation and the Loddon Fisheries and Conservation Consultative."
  • Jeremy Biggs, the Freshwater Habitats Trust: "Great Crested Newts: A Whole New World of Conservation?"


  1. Earthworm identification (Anthony Roach, Earthworm Society of Britain), 
  2. Pantheon invertebrate habitat analysis (Martin Harvey),
  3. Pooling our time and recording efforts across the Thames Valley (Anna Broszkiewicz, RSPB) and
  4. Oxfordshire's dinosaur footprints (Owen Green, Oxford Geology Trust).

Come and join your local recording community for networking, sharing, news and discussions.  All levels of recorder experience welcomed including complete beginners who simply want to learn what it is all about and who is involved.

BOOKING INFORMATION: Advance bookings are essential for catering numbers and planning.

Entry rates (with lunch, tea and coffee included) are: £10 for students/volunteer recorders, £18 for professionals. 

Book this online registration form

(Alternatively, download this Word registration form to complete, or we can post out a hardcopy, and then return by email or post to the TVERC using the address below.)

Payment must be made separately: the fee can be paid by bank transfer or cheque in advance, or on the day by cheque or cash. 

N.B. no refunds will be made for any cancellations later than 27th September 2017.

For further information, any queries contact:

Kate Prudden, TVERC Administration Officer:

Mail: Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC), Speedwell House, Speedwell Street, Oxford, OX1 1NE

Tel: 01865 815451


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See more information here on past and future TVERC recorders' conferences.


Venue full address and directions: 

The Ozone, Building 520, Oracle, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, Reading RG6 1RA

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There are excellent public transport links to the venue, as well as plenty of car parking if needed. We are also operating a lift share scheme for the event - as you register please indicate whether you would like to have or are able to offer a lift.

With huge thanks to Oracle for their continuing support for this event.