Autumn 2018 Recorders' Conference

Saturday 29th September 2018
10am - 4pm (Registration from 9.30am)
Oracle, Thames Valley Park, Reading

We organise recorders' conferences twice a year as a chance for the biological recording community to come together and share updates and information on what they are doing. Anyone who is interested in wildlife recording and conservation is welcome to attend.

The theme for this conference is 'Understanding Ancient Landscapes'.

The conference will also include an update from the Berkshire Local Nature Partnership (LNP) and their AGM.


Tickets are £10 for students or volunteer recorders and £18 for professionals. This includes lunch and refreshments. Advance booking is required and the final date for bookings or refunds is Tuesday 25th September

Booking has now closed.


Programme (PDF)
Speed Updates (PDF)
Workshops (PDF)

Main speakers:

  • Chris Woodham, Oxford University
    "Reinvigorating the Ridgeway: A Focus on Biodiversity"
  • Owen Green, Oxfordshire Geology Trust
    "A Dip in the Jurassic Sea"


  • Identifying Spider Families in the Field with Lawrence Bee
  • Introduction to Craneflies with Pete Boardman and Vicky Gilson, Cranefly Recording Scheme
  • Hedgerows with Dan Carpenter and Julie Kerans, TVERC
  • Otters with Ellen Lee, TVERC

When you arrive, you will be asked which workshop you would like to attend.

Speed updates:

We would love to hear from YOU about what you have been up to - do you have any interesting sightings to share, upcoming events, or perhaps you are looking for new volunteers? We have a limited number of 5-10 minutes slots available. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like to give an update.


There will be a range of display stands from different recording and conservation groups which you can visit during refreshment and lunch breaks. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like to bring a display and/or leaflets.


There will be a WILD guides pop-up bookshop selling a range of excellent field guides (please bring cash).


Oracle, Building 510, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1RA

For directions, see: Oracle map and directions (PDF) or Google maps.

The nearest train station is Reading. There are Readybikes at both Reading Station and Thames Valley Park if you wish to hire a bike from/to the train station.

There is free car parking at the venue. If you would like to car-share, please go to: You can also use this link to request or offer a lift from the train station.

Many thanks to Oracle for their continued support for this event.


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