BOGS Annual Meeting 2019

British Organic Geochemical Society
10th – 11th July 2019
Manchester Metropolitan University

The British Organic Geochemical Society Annual Meeting 2019 will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July 2019.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration deadline: 24th June 2019

Registration costs are:
£90 standard rate
£50 discounted rate for students

Registration fees include conference attendance, lunch on 10th and 11th July, refreshments, and the conference dinner.

Abstract deadline: 10th June 2019

Please download and complete an abstract template:

Abstracts can be submitted via an online form:

Alternatively, please email your file to bogsmeeting [at]

Please indicate whether you would prefer an oral or poster presentation. Poster presenters will be given the opportunity to present a 60 second, single slide, oral introduction to their work before the poster session.

About BOGS

The British Organic Geochemical Society (BOGS) was conceived in 1987 and exists to support organic geochemistry in the UK. The Annual Meeting exists as an informal forum for organic geochemistry in all its forms, and there is a particular emphasis on supporting student and early career scientists (who give the majority of talks). Organic geochemists and those interested in the field from all career stages and generations are very welcome!

Programme and Abstracts

Full programme details and abstracts are available here

Programme Summary

Tuesday 9th July
– Icebreaker at The Salutation Pub, 12 Higher Chatham St, M15 6ED

Wednesday 10th July
– Registration
– Conference in Geoffrey Manton Building, Oxford Road, M15 6EB
– Keynote talk by Prof. Jaime Toney, University of Glasgow
– Conference dinner at Croma, 3 Clarence St, M2 4DE
– Further conversation at Brewdog, 35 Peter St, M2 5BG

Thursday 11th July
– Conference in Geoffrey Manton Building, Oxford Road, M15 6EB
The conference will conclude just after lunch, to allow participants to travel home in good time


Maps to each location are HERE


Manchester city centre contains a large amount of hotels at a range of price points.

Marketing Manchester have secured preferential rates at several local hotels. Rooms are being held until 28 days before the conference, and can be paid by invoice or credit/debit card.


Both the icebreaker and conference take place on the Manchester Metropolitan campus. This is a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations, and from the city centre.

There is a taxi rank at Piccadilly station, and bus 147 runs from Piccadilly to the university every 10 minutes.

The conference dinner is 20 minutes walk from the conference venue. There are very regular buses running up Oxford Road which can get you some of the way, if necessary.


We are grateful to the following companies for their generous support of this year’s BOGS meeting:

Manchester Metropolitan University, Ecology and Environment Research Centre (EERC)
Sercon Group
Thermo Fisher Scientific
CE Instruments
Integrated Geochemical Interpretation (IGI)
Marketing Manchester

Further information

If you have any further questions, please contact Robert Sparkes