22nd Biennial New Chaucer Society Congress
Durham, 11th–14th July 2022
Registration for the 2022 Congress is now open.
It will close on Monday, 27th June.
Countdown to June 27th 2022 (6pm UK time)
How to Register
All registration for the 2022 Congress is via Event Durham's dedicated conference web-pages.
- If you wish to attend any of the academic sessions in person (including the plenaries, the two receptions, the concert in the Cathedral and/or any of the sessions at the Teaching and Learning Centre, and access to the online hub). In this case, you will need to pay for full registration, unless you belong to one of the following categories – graduate student (or undergraduate student); postdoctoral fellow; adjunct/contingent faculty; retired member; unwaged scholar; secondary school teachers – in which case you may register for the concessionary delegate package.
- If you are NOT attending any of the academic sessions (as listed above), but you would like to book for meals (including the two dinners in Castle), excursions and accommodation then you should register for the Partner/Dependant package. (This package does not cost anything in itself.) Partners/dependants may instead, if they prefer, register for the concessionary delegate package, which would allow them access to all the academic sessions (as listed above).
- If you wish to participate in the conference online – i.e. you would like access to the online hub, but will not be in Durham this summer – then you should register for the virtual delegate package.
Delegates attending the academic sessions should be fully paid-up members of the NCS (and the system will ask for your most recent NCS invoice number). If, for any reason, you do not have an NCS invoice number or are having difficulty finding yours, please contact the NCS executive team. Partners/dependants choosing to register for the concessionary delegate package should use the invoice number of the NCS member they are accompanying.
Local Delegates (Durham Staff/Students) should contact the local organising team (firstname.lastname@example.org) before registering
Safety and Security
All delegates (and their partners/dependents) will be supplied with – and will be expected to wear! – an Event Durham badge and lanyard, while they are on the grounds of the university, any of its colleges (including the Castle) or in the Cathedral. For reasons of safety and security, we need to ensure that only those people who should be in these buildings have access to them. Please do not be offended if you are challenged to show your badge!
Access to the top floor of the TLC and to the Cathedral (the two areas where space is most limited) will have to be tightly controlled. However, there is room for partners/dependants to meet (or wait for) delegates on the ground floor of the TLC (where there is also a café open to the public).
Durham's bid to host the NCS Congress was conditional on total numbers (including both delegates and the local organising team) not exceeding 500. This number was set by a number of factors: a) the safety-regulations governing the use of the Teaching and Learning Centre (particularly our use of the top floor for lunch, refreshments and one of the receptions; b.) the maximum capacity of the largest lecture theatre in the TLC; and c.) the maximum capacity of the Cathedral's nave.
This perhaps makes it clear why we need to emphasise that only paid-up delegates (i.e. delegates paying either the full registration or for the concessionary package) can be allowed into the academic sessions (including the plenaries, the two receptions, the concert in the Cathedral and/or any of the sessions at the Teaching and Learning Centre).