Venues & Map

SPPC and SVPCA will both take place on the main University of Birmingham campus in Edgbaston (B15 2TT).

Getting to the campus

For information on how to reach the Edgbaston campus, see the page on travel here. You can also find information on the main university website.


Registration for both SPPC and SVPCA will be in the Avon Lounge, on the top floor of University Centre (R23 on the campus map – see below) from Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th. The Avon Lounge can be reached via the staircase next to the Food Court, or via the lift at the other end of the building (near Spar).


Both workshops will be held in the Earth Sciences Department (Aston Webb Block A – R4 on campus map). The ‘historical biogeography using BioGeoBEARS’ workshop will take place in the Palaeo Lab on the ground floor (directly above the Lapworth Museum), whereas the morphological diversity workshop will take place in the Dome Lecture Theatre (top floor). Both venues will be signposted from both the main entrance to the department and the Lapworth Museum entrance on the day, and attendees will receive additional instructions via email in advance of the workshops.

Platform Presentations & Poster Session

All talks and the poster session will take place in the Avon Room (R23 on the campus map). Coffee breaks will take place in the lounge just outside the lecture theatre.


On Tuesday 12th, the icebreaker will take place in the Lapworth Museum of Geology (R4 on the campus map).

Click here for a PDF copy of the campus map

Annual Auction

Annual Dinner