If you want to show something or just talk on a subject of interest, please tell Adrian de Bourbon beforehand so that he can arrange a running order.
Sunday Displays can be large or just one sheet, but talking is limited to a maximum of 10 minutes.
Lunches & Dinner
This will cost £19.50 for two courses, with a choice of curries and accompaniments. If you want to have dinner, please sign the booking sheet at the hotel reception or let Adrian de Bourbon know. Payment in cash/card, or charge to hotel room account.
A bar service and sandwiches will be available at cost.
Saturday Dinner – Conference Dinner
All members staying over are urged to attend the dinner (with partners). It is our key social and formal gathering of the weekend.
Cost: pre-order three courses at £30
Dress code: smart or smart casual.
Please sign the booking sheet with Adrian de Bourbon.
Below is the programme for the 2019 Annual Conference. There will be an Auction, the RSC AGM, the Conference Dinner and the Livermore Prize and Postcard Competitions.
If you would like to provide a presentation or talk, or for any other questions, please Contact Us.
Friday, 5th April
14:30-16:00 – Displays & Discussions in the Lant Conference Suite
14:30-15:30 – Silent displays by members
15:30-16:30 – Possible Workshop
17:00-18:30 – RSC Council Meeting in Library (RSC Members only)
19:30 – Curry Buffet Dinner in Hotel function room
Saturday, 6th April
08:00-08:50 – Breakfast
08:50-09:00 – Assembly in the Lant Conference Suite
09:00-09:20 – Opening remarks by Chairman and Conference Organiser
09:20-10:10 – 1924 George V Admiral Issue of Southern Rhodesia – Patrick Flanagan
10:10-10:45 – Victoria Falls – Otto Peetoom
10:45-11:15 – Coffee & Tea break
11:15-12:15 – 1963 Northern Rhodesia Definitives (the Stamps and their Use) – Tony Banks
12:15-12:50 – Southern Rhodesian Revenues of King George V 1924-1937 – Adrian de Bourbon
Although we still regard the Friday afternoon as a time to socialise, we’re using our limited time to best effect, so from 2.30pm we have some fine material on display.
Some dealers will have material available. Friday afternoon may be one of the better times to view their stock.
14:00 – Conference Begins
14:30 – Rhodesia Postal Cards 1893 – 1903 – Patrick Flanagan
15:15 – Mining Certificates – Christopher Cooksey
16:00 –Postmarks and rarities on the 1905 Falls stamps – Bill O’Connell
17:00 – Rhodesian Study Circle Council Meeting (RSC Members Only)
19:30 – Dinner
Saturday, 8th April
Virtually all displays will begin with a PowerPoint projection followed by viewing and a swift change over. Please help by keeping to the times below. In particular, allow the presenters to quickly remove their material, as the next display has to go up promptly.
07:30 – Breakfast
08:55 – Assembly in the Lant Conference Suite
09:00 – Chairman’s and Conference Organiser’s welcome
09:05 – Mail to the Cape – Brian Trotter
10:00 – 1d Double Head research (PowerPoint display) – Bob Gibbs
Our 28th annual Conference and AGM will take us into the depths of rural Cheshire, England, for a philatelic weekend combined with a country house experience.
The Shrigley Hall Hotel is in Pot Shrigley, a village some 8 miles from Macclesfield and 1hr 45 minutes from London.The venue is ideally located for exploring the Peak District and there are local ales to be had in neighbouring village pubs. There are the cultural delights of Macclesfield, with its Silk Museum and an early 20th Century Mill. The National Trust’s Chatsworth House is within driving distance.