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British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting 2022


Northumbria University




The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University is delighted to be hosting the 2022 edition of the British Society for Geomorphology’s Annual Meeting, which will take place from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th September (inclusive). The conference will follow the well-established format of oral and poster presentations, spread over three days, on a wide variety of geomorphological and geomorphology-related topics. Registration and accommodation costs have been kept to a minimum to promote participation, especially for postgraduate and other early career researchers.

The poster session and conference dinner will take place in the Wylam Brewery Palace of Arts in the late afternoon and evening of Tuesday 6th September. This is a 15-20 minute walk from Northumbria University's city campus and we can provide vehicle transfer for attendees with specialist mobility requirements.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: Now Closed
  • Early Bird registration closes Sunday 31st July

  • Final registration closes Tuesday 23rd August

Registration and Fees

Registration fees include lunches, tea/coffee breaks, icebreaker drinks reception (Mon 5th), off-campus three-course conference dinner (Tues 6th) and access to session recordings.


Early-bird rates (until 31 July 2022)

  • BSG Full Member £100.00
  • Student / PGR / unwaged / retired / early career professional £50.00
  • Non-member £150.00
  • Full member Monday £35.00
  • Full member Tuesday (incl. conference dinner) £55.00
  • Full member Wednesday £35.00
  • Non-member Monday £55.00
  • Non-member Tuesday (incl. conference dinner) £65.00
  • Non-member Wednesday £55.00           

Late registration rates (after 31 July until 23 August 2022)

  • BSG Full Member rate £130.00
  • Student / PG / unwaged / retired / early career professional £65.00
  • Non-member £180.00
  • Full member Monday £45.00
  • Full member Tuesday (incl. conference dinner) £65.00
  • Full member Wednesday £45.00
  • Non-member Monday £65.00
  • Non-member Tuesday (incl. conference dinner) £75.00
  • Non-member Wednesday £65.00           

Virtual attendance rates (*Includes access to live streams for the main conference programme and access to session recordings. Required if wishing to present remotely. There are no one-day virtual registrations)

  • BSG Full Member £40.00
  • Student / PGR / unwaged / retired / early career professional £20.00
  • Non-member £55.00    

Additional Optional Fees

  • Pre-conference fieldtrip registration £15.00
  • Pre-conference fieldtrip registration (PGRs and early-career professionals) £8.00

Note: membership of the BSG is available from £30/year (full members) and £12/year (students). For more information and to join please visit the BSG website:

There is the opportunity for attendees to apply for a fee waiver if they are facing exceptional circumstances. Please e-mail the conference organisers to discuss.

Abstract Submission

The call for abstracts has now closed and lead authors have been notified of decisions.

Financial support for student participants

There is the opportunity for postgraduate and undergraduate students to apply for financial support to attend the meeting. If you would like to be considered for this support, please e-mail the conference organisers at, with an outline of the following, ideally in no more than 250 words:

  • Your reason(s) for requesting additional financial support, your overall goal(s) for attending the meeting, and whether you intend on presenting your own research findings
  • An estimated total cost for your attendance, including source(s) of current funding
  • Any current shortfall, and the value applied for (if different)

Please note, we are unlikely to support costs for subsistence.

The deadline for requesting support is 31st July.

Applications will be reviewed by the local organising committee. Decisions, along with instructions on how to claim any awarded sum and evidence expenditure, will be communicated in early August. If you require a decision in advance, e.g. for supporting a travel visa application, please make this known in your e-mail.

Pre-conference fieldtrip

An exciting pre-conference fieldtrip is offered on Sunday 4th September. Participants will head to a series of remote Northumberland sites of geomorphological interest, with a primary focus on sites that are part of active or planned river restoration projects, and/or where river channels and their floodplains have been subject to recent extreme geomorphological perturbations linked to historical intervention. The trip will be led by professional geomorphologists from our local Environment Agency team. The cost of attendance includes subsidised coach transport to and from the sites, and lunch. Once we have numbers, we will be in touch closer to the time with further information. The trip is envisaged to last all day, with the coach departing from Northumbria’s City Campus at around 9:30am. Unless based in the area, participants will need to arrange local accommodation for the night before. Feel free to e-mail the conference organisers if you would like more information.

Professional Geomorphology and Early Career Workshops’

Following the pre-conference fieldtrip on Sunday 4th, the BSG’s Professional Geomorphology Sub-Committee will host a workshop that is tailored to practising geomorphologists (i.e. those based primarily outside of academia) on the morning of Monday 5th September. If you would like to attend, please indicate this preference at the point of registration. There is no additional charge. Mid-morning refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend, please do consider your accommodation requirements – specialised accommodation requests can be made using the contact details on the ‘Accommodation’ sub-page.

An Early Career Workshop with a provisional focus on grant-writing advice will also run on the morning of Monday 5th September. If you will attend, please e-mail the conference organisers ( No additional fee applies.”   


A selection of student accommodation and local hotels are available to book at the link below or here

Further Information

Practical information on getting to Northumbria University, the campus and IT access for visitors here

Wylam Brewery Dinner Venue

The Conference Dinner will take place at the historical Wylam Brewery, more information about the venue here


Northumbria University is located at the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and is very accessible by motorway (A1), Newcastle Central railway station, and Newcastle International Airport (plus a ~30 min journey on the city’s Metro service)

Should you have any questions please e-mail in the first instance.

Delegates from overseas are particularly welcomed – if you require information to support a travel visa application, for example, get in touch using the e-mail address above as a priority.

Northumbria University is committed to eliminating barriers to equality and diversity and to become a HEI which is recognised for its leading practice in these areas. This commitment also applies to conference events. If costs associated with childcare or other caring responsibilities (for example) are potential barriers to attendance, please get in touch with the conference organisers well in advance to discuss how we can help. The conference and off-campus dinner venues are fully accessible for those with mobility issues. If you have mobility issues and require a parking space in close proximity to the conference or dinner venues and/or require a helper or carer to attend the conference with you, please also let the organisers know so that we can support this. Space exists on the conference registration form to make any additional requirements known to the organisers in full confidence.

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