Registration, Costs & Ticket Types

Until the upheavals caused by the pandemic, online registration used to open in December for the following summer’s Symposium.

It’ll come as no surprise that we don’t yet know if it will be possible to hold a physical Symposium on 9-11th July at St. Catz in Oxford. Meanwhile, however, we are setting up a waiting list for those interested in attending a physical Symposium at St. Catz and are trying hard, with full co-operation and understanding from the College, to make it happen. We’ll be able to let those on the list know by mid-March whether a physical gathering will be feasible or not. Until then, we won’t be accepting registrations or taking payments for attendance.

As for the virtual, online Symposium, we will continue this whether or not we can achieve a physical Symposium. As was the case in 2020, paper-presenters will be able to present their papers for discussion (deadline for proposals being January 31, 2021), guests will include the full complement of speakers and chefs, and the Proceedings will be edited and published in due course through the good offices of our Editor, Mark McWilliams.


Tickets for the 2020 VSymp were 80 pounds, with a limited number of reduced student tickets at 40 pounds.
The 2020 fees for the cancelled event at St Catz would have been:

Full Residential Package
2 nights B&B, 2 lunches, 2 dinners (Fri & Sat)£450
Saturday night only residential package1 night B&B, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (Sat)£375
Student full residential package2 nights B&B, 2 lunches, 2 dinners (Fri & Sat)£285
Day only package Non-students – 2 days, 2 lunches£250
Student Day only package2 days, 2 lunches£125
Registered students are entitled to attend the Symposium at a significantly reduced rate, offered to the first 30 students to register. Students may register for this rate online but will be required to furnish the Registrar with proof of full-time enrolment.
Details of additional grants and awards available to attendees can be found here.