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Symposium in Honour of David Roberts

Basin Dynamics and Petroleum Systems: Geophysics, Structure, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Geochemistry

14th - 15th April 2014
Windsor Building, Royal Holloway University of London

There will be a two day international conference to honour the life and work of David Roberts who sadly passed away in July 2013.

Dave started his professional career at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences where his ground-breaking research on the evolution of continental margins led to the award of a Doctorate of Science from Manchester University. He then commenced a 22 year career in BP as the head of the newly formed Basins Studies Group and which culminated in his role as Distinguished Advisor in Global Exploration, the highest geoscience role in the company. He was visiting Professor and also an Honorary Fellow of Royal Holloway University of London. On retiring from BP Dave consulted internationally and served as a non-executive Director of Premier Oil whilst also teaching at Royal Holloway and elsewhere. He was the founding editor in chief of the Journal Marine and Petroleum Geology - a position he held for over 20 years. Dave received many honours including the Geological Society of London Petroleum Group’s silver medal and election as an Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, an organisation he also served as European President. Dave’s influence was widespread and profound in the study of petroleum geoscience and basin systems and it is extremely fitting that we honour his contribution with this conference.

There will be a memorial service in the Royal Holloway Chapel on the evening of Monday 14th April at 6.30 pm.

Programme Registration Accommodation


Campus Accommodation

Accommodation is available on campus and can be booked by visiting: http://www.conferences.rhul.ac.uk/accommodation/ and clicking on the link "Book B&B Accommodation online". Select "Any" for room type and enter the promotional code DRSYM14.  This will then show the discounted room options.
Alternatively please ring 01784 276190, between 9am and 5pm, and staff will be pleased to discuss your requirements.

Local Hotels

(Any prices quoted are subject to change and should be confirmed when making enquiries about availability.)

Great Fosters Hotel, Stroude Road, EGHAM, Surrey TW20 9UR
Tel: 01784 433822; Fax: 01784 472455
www.greatfosters.co.uk (Historic) Single room B&B ~£120

Runnymede Hotel & Spa, Windsor Road, EGHAM, Surrey TW20 0AG
Tel: 01784 436171; Fax: 01784 477163
www.runnymedehotel.com 5* hotel by the river Standard single room ~£165

Savill Court Hotel, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, EGHAM, Surrey TW20 0XN
Tel: 01784 472000

The Wheatsheaf, London Road, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4QF
Tel: 01344 842057

The Swan Hotel, The Hythe, Staines, Middx TW18 3JB
Tel : 01784 452494; Fax : 01784 461593
Deluxe (en suite) with breakfast ~£88

The Boleyn Hotel, The Hythe, Staines, Middlesex
Tel : 01784 455930; Fax : 01784 460641
Single (en suite) with breakfast ~£83

The Castle Hotel, Windsor, Berks
Tel : 0870 400 8300; Fax : 01753 830244
Double room with breakfast ~£150
Special Weekend Rate ~£59 (B&B), ~£69 (Dinner,B&B)

Travelodge, Hale Street, Two Rivers, Staines
Tel: 0871 984 6246

Premier Travel Inn, 1 London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5HR
Tel: 08701 977 02; Fax: 01276 451357
Weekend rate ~£49.95 per room per night

Crown Hotel, London Street, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8AP
Tel: 0870 7522235

Macdonald Thames Lodge Hotel, Thames Street, Staines, TW18 4SF
Tel: 0870 400 8121

The Boathouse & Bridge Lodge, Bridge Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8JZ
Tel: 01932 565644
~£69.50 per room (double +)

The Royal Standard Guest House, Stroude Road, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4BU
Tel: 0870 7522235
Rooms from ~£84

Local Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

(Any prices quoted are subject to change and should be confirmed when making enquiries about availability)

Mrs Molly East
The Pippins, Tite Hill, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0NF
Tel: 01784 433438; Email: emeast13@aol.com
~£50 per night (~£60 for kingsize) 3 rooms

Mrs Boardman
Marlings, Bakeham Lane, Englefield Green, Surrey.
Tel: 01784 434134
~£30 pppn No credit cards 1 single & 1 twin

Bjorn Fagerstrom
Bulkeley House, Middle Hill, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0JU
Telephone/Fax: 01784 431287 or 01784 434099; Mobile: 07767 332136; Email: Bfagerstro@aol.com
Singles ~£55, Doubles ~£65, Family from ~£70 (all rooms en suite)

Mrs Brenda Lyon
Hydeaway House, 6 Lodge Close (off Middle Hill), Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0JE
Tel: 01784 436048; Email: info@hydeawayhouse.co.uk; Web: http://www.hydeawayhouse.com
~£40-~£55 per night (~£60 is kingsize bed with ensuite) 5 rooms

Mrs Turner
Pinewood, Kingswood Rise, Kingswood Close, Englefield Green, Surrey
Tel: 01784 433384
~£23 per night 1 room

Good reliable local taxi company Gemini Cars 01784 471111


For further enquiries robertssymposium@es.rhul.ac.uk



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