BTS Lectures

17th BTS Lectures & Dinner

March 2019

“Never seem to have the time to socialise properly at the BTS Exhibition? “
Now’s your chance! If you are interested in attending the BTS Lectures please contact:  Kim Pennell Spaces are limited so it’s first come first served.  To see what you have missed over the years take a look at the Gallery section of this web site.



Friday  March: 7.30 pm, pre lectures evening get-together *dinner, drinks, meet in the hotel bar (* if staying on the 2 night package!
)  pre- order your Friday Meal! you’ll be sent the menu

Saturday March 10th: 12 noon, BTS Lectures

Venue: The Cotswold Suite

Aztec Hotel and Spa, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol Date: Saturday  March 2019

Ticket price: (per person): Lecture and Dinner: £60 (includes online fees and free entry to the BTS Exhibition*)
Lectures only: £30
Dinner only for guests: £30

Registration: 11.00 – 11.30am 
 Lectures to start: 12 noon
 Lectures to finish: 6.30 pm approx

 Dinner to start: 7.30 pm approx

Lecturers: All timings  to be announced and subject to change.

12.00 noon : Official opener lecture

  • Mark Bushell: Update to the Desertas Wolf spider project.
  • Paul Carpenter: Sulawesi
  • Coffee, Tea and Biscuits or visit the Bar
  • Guy Tansley: Malaysia TBA
  • Coffee, Tea and Biscuits or visit the Bar
  • Ray Hale Bugs, Butterflies and Birdeaters. Henry Bates, Eleven Years On the Amazon
  • André Leetz Observation in the Genus Eresidae, Thererdiidae and Matriphapgia. Translations By Eddy Hijmensen

6.30pm: Lectures finish

7.30 pm Dinner followed by

  • Andrew Smith : Arachnohistory – The deconstruction of the Avicularia avicularia type location.

then bar until late (or until you drop).


MENU: Hot fork buffet and choice of desserts.  Vegetarian option available.


If you have any special dietary requirements please inform me at the time of booking.


Staying at the Aztec Hotel & Spa

All the prices and information for 2019 click here

If you would like to bring guests, who do not wish to attend the lectures but would like to join us for dinner we are happy to accommodate them.  The hotel will gladly allow the use of their facilities whilst the lectures are in progress.  The cost for this would be £30.00 for the dinner only.

Payment details: You will need to book your place by 10th February 2019 and payment must be received no later than 10th Feb 2019.

Book online with the BTS e-store.  Cheques must be received by February 1st 2019

You do not have to a member of the BTS to attend.  Under 16’s are welcome but must to properly supervised at all times.  All dinner and lecture tickets by advance bookings only.  Refunds on cancelled places before 31st January will incur a small admin charge. No refunds can be given after 10th February 2019.

NOTE:  The selling of tarantulas is strictly forbidden, you may exchange or swap tarantulas.  It’s an ideal place to pass on males etc.  The use of video equipment during the lectures will be restricted to official use only.  Photographs are permitted within reason.  Any live tarantulas must not be visible to the public and other hotel guests.

* Free entry to the BTS Exhibition 2019, non transferable non refundable, please wear your wristband to the event or you will be charged on entry. Prices and times are subject to change without prior notice.

Kim Pennell B.T.S. Lectures and Dinner Organiser


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