2017 Convention & AGM

The 2017 FAS Convention will take place on September 30th 2017 at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham. The convention will start at 9.30am.

Speaker lineup

  • Prof. John Zarnecki – Europe in space
  • Prof. Ian Shipsey – From Quark to the Cosmos
  • Prof. Tim Greenshaw – Exploring the Non-Thermal Universe: the Cherenkov Telescope Array
  • Prof. Donald W Kurtz – Planets and Pulsations: The New Keplerian Revolution
  • Prof. Carl D Murray – Cassini at Saturn: The End of an Era

A copy of the programme can be found here.


£ 5 for FAS members
£ 7 for non-members

Due to the closeness of the event tickets can no longer be ordered online. However tickets will still be available to buy on the door so please just come along.

AGM Material

An important part of the FAS Convention is the Annual General Meeting. All relevant AGM documentation will be available online shortly.
The AGM documents can be found on our 2017 AGM Material page.

Directions & Map:

Venue address: Poynting Physics Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

The Poynting Physics Building is situated in the heart of the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus, R13 on the Campus map. Detailed directions, via public transport, bicycle, car and air can be found here. Car parks in the University are free at weekends.

Please note that there are a few venues on site which sell food, such as a ‘Spar’ and ‘Subway’. You are also welcome to bring your own packed lunch, and slightly further away (~10 minute walk, on the Bristol Road) there are a number of pubs which serve food.

For more information please contact the webmaster.