SOTS Meetings

The Society holds two conferences each year, a Winter Meeting (usually in the first week of January) and a Summer Meeting (usually in the third week of July).

Details of the papers given at past conferences are available.

If this will be your first meeting at SOTS, advice for newcomers is below.

Future Meetings

Summer Meeting, 25-28 July 2022, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham

Winter Meeting, 3rd – 5th January 2023, Endcliffe Campus, Sheffield

Summer Meeting, 4th – 7th September 2023, St Catharine’s College Cambridge

Recent Meetings

Winter Meeting, 4-6 January 2021 – fully online

Summer Meeting, 12-14 July 2021, fully online

Winter Meeting 2021, 5–7 January 2021, fully online

Winter Meeting 2020, 6–8 January 2020, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham

Summer Meeting 2019, Worcester College, Oxford

Winter Meeting 2019, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Summer Meeting 2018, Durham

Winter Meeting 2018, Nottingham

Centenary Summer Meeting 2017, King’s College London

Centenary Winter Meeting 2017, Cripps Hall, Nottingham

Summer Meeting 2016, Hulme Hall, Manchester

Winter Meeting 2016, Collingwood College, Durham

Past meetings:

Conference Grants

The Society is able to award each year a number of ‘conference grants’ (‘bursaries’) to assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend a Meeting. You should bear in mind that grants are for members or for persons who are seriously considering membership rather than for occasional guests, that they are intended to meet cases of genuine need (and so are not normally available to those who are in full-time employment), and that they are intended to ‘top up’ resources rather than meet all costs associated with attending a Meeting (and so the normal maximum for a grant is the package price minus the booking fee). An application form is available on the SOTS website, or alternatively applicants may write to the Secretary (Dr Richard Briggs, at least one week before the cut-off date for discount-price bookings for the relevant Meeting.

Paper Proposals

Members wishing to read a paper or conduct a workshop or other session at a forthcoming Meeting should write to the Secretary (, giving a title and brief summary of the proposed paper or session, by the end of June (for the Meeting the following summer) or the end of November (for the Meeting the following Winter). The Programme Sub-Committee will respond to all proposals received. For academic papers, offers of shorter presentations (25 minutes) are particularly welcome, but longer presentations (50 minutes) may also be proposed.