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BPS Convention 2014

֛ã›Ù ݃½®ÝçÙù, Ê ›—óƒÙ—Ý, ‘«Ù®Ý ¦Ù››Ä ƒÄ— Ùʐ®Ä Ãçėƒù                                                                         although we did use the
                                                                                                                                   liŌ to transport ourselves
                                                                    VER THE YEARS, many of                                         and our cases on the iniƟal
                                                                                                                                   journey, throughout the
                                                                        our members have been to                                   remainder of the weekend
                                                                        Bournemouth for a ConvenƟon (or                            we both enjoyed the
                                                            several) and so we drove down to the south                             addiƟonal benefits of the
                                                            coast towards familiar surroundings on Friday                          free exercise provided by
                                                            25th April. Our own journey was relaƟvely                              the staircase (rather less
                                                            trouble-free, marred only by the rather wet                            claustrophobic and on many
                                                            weather, although we learnt later that several                         occasions rather faster than
                                                            people had met with considerable traffic.                                having to wait for the liŌ).
                                                                                                                                   Besides, we had experienced
                                                            There is something rather warming                                      Bournemouth hotels before
                                                            about walking into the hotel and                                       and knew that however
                                                            being greeted by familiar faces, even                                  many calories we expended
                                                            though it may have been a                                              on the stairs, they would be
                                                            year since we last met. We                                             quickly replenished.
                                                            registered with the hotel
                                                            to receive our room keys,                                              Once we had unpacked
                                                            then checked in with the                        our first task, as always, was to examine the
                                                            ConvenƟon recepƟon                              contents of the Goodie bags. Apart from the by
                                                            for our Goodie bags.                            now customary pen and notepad there were
                                                                                                            the usual publicaƟons adverƟsing places of
                                                            Our room was,                                   local interest and the ubiquitous compeƟƟons.
                                                            we discovered, on                               Those members who were lucky enough to
                                                            the top floor and                                be able to aƩend the previous Bournemouth
                                                                                                            ConvenƟon will no doubt remember the

                                                                                                                  ‘Passport’ that served as a programme for
                                                                                                                     the weekend. Its replacement for this
                                                                                                                      occasion, while not quite as elaborate
                                                                                                                      as its predecessor, was extremely well
                                                                                                                     produced and contained much useful
                                                                                                                    informaƟon, not the least of which was
                                                                                                                     a floor plan of the hotel and a list of
                                                                                                                             delegates.

                                                                                                                               Previous ConvenƟons have
                                                                                                                                oŌen suffered from more
                                                                                                                                 than one talk taking place

                                                                                                                                   concurrently. For this year
                                                                                                                                     the problem didn’t arise
                                                                                                                                      – no talks were repeated

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