Cambridge 2010
14th - 18th September 2010

Programme and Abstract Booklet

The programme and abstract booklet can be downloaded as a pdf from here. The booklet includes several ammendments which make it more accurate than the on-line versions.

Conference Summary

Tuesday 14 September SPPC registration & papers (Zoo Main)
SVPCA registration (Zoo Main)
Evening reception (Zoo Museum)
Wednesday 15 September SVPCA papers (Zoo Main)
Evening reception (Sedgwick)
Thursday 16 September SVPCA papers (Zoo Main)
Evening reception/SVPCA auction (Zoo Museum/Main)
Friday 17 September SVPCA papers (Zoo Main)
Annual symposium banquet (Queens College)
Saturday 18 September Field Trip(s)
Zoo Main:  Main lecture theatre and Elementary Lab, Downing St:
Zoo Museum:  University Museum of Zoology, Downing St., directly across from main lecture theatre on same site:
Sedgwick:  Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences:
Queens' College:


The main venue for the SVPCA meeting will be within the Department of Zoology, located in the historic city centre on Downing St., Cambridge (

Access to the collections of the Museum of Zoology and Sedgwick Museum will be available during the meeting subject to availability.
Advance booking for collections access is required (see )

The annual Jones-Fenleigh auction to benefit student participation at the SVPCA will take place during the meeting, as will the annual conference dinner. Several other conference events and receptions are also planned. Two fieldtrip options are currently on offer, thanks to Les Noe (Oxford Clay, Peterborough) and Richard Preece (West Runton, Norfolk). If you are interested in attending either trip please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.


Accommodation is available at the following locations, both within a 5 minute walk of the main conference venue:
Emmanuel College Cambridge ( 150 reserved rooms 14-18 Sept, shared facilities, £39.95+VAT
Christ's College Cambridge ( 30 reserved rooms 14-18 Sept, private facilities, £47+VAT

Secon Circular

The first second has been issued and can be seen here.

Platform presentations:

All presentations should be made using PowerPoint or Acrobat. PCs running Windows Vista and Acrobat Reader will be available in the lecture theatre. Please ensure that your presentation is saved onto the lecture theatre computer well in advance of your talk, and at the latest by the coffee break preceding your allotted time-slot. Please make every effort to ensure compatibility with Windows Powerpoint or Acrobat. Those who need to use their own laptop for their presentation may do so with advance consultation with the host committee.


Posters will be on display in the Zoology Elementary Lab (Zoo Main), directly across from the main lecture theatre and in the same room as the coffee breaks, for the duration of the meeting.

There will be poster boards and adhesive material available to accommodate A0 landscape posters. Posters may remain on display starting Tuesday for the duration of the meeting, but must be removed by Friday, 4pm.

Host Committee

Robert Asher
Eva Bärmann
Roger Benson
Jenny Clack
Nick Crumpton
Lionel Hautier
Matt Lowe
David Norman
Stephanie Pierce
Kelly Richards
Vera Weisbecker

Cambridge 2010