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BAJS Conference 2015

Atheism, Scepticism, and Challenges to Monotheism

5-7 July 2015, The University of Manchester




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Registration is now closed.

The registration fee includes attendance at all sessions in the academic programme (Monday and Tuesday), and the daily refreshments and lunches; it also includes the wine reception on the Sunday evening. It excludes the evening meals (see below). Please note that there are many restaurants and cafes near the main venue.

Kosher food is provided on request for the daily refreshments, lunches, conference dinner and reception. Please indicate on the conference registration form if you wish to choose this option.

Fees for academic programme

£100 - Members (full or associate): Full conference attendance (2 days)
£150 - Non-Members: Full conference attendance (2 days)
£55 - Student/retired members: Full conference attendance (2 days)

£50 - Members (full or associate): One day attendance
£80 - Non-Members: One day attendance
£30 - Student/retired members: One day attendance

Please note that we have a limited number of places available (100 per day) and these will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Once we have reached this limit, registration will close.

Please remember that all participants registered as BAJS members must pay their 2015 BAJS membership fees.


If you have booked campus accommodation all rooms are located in either Weston Hall (Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB) and Pendulum Hotel (Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB) and are en-suite. To book additional nights in either location, delegates should phone +44 (0)161 9558000, or email Please note: these options include breakfast, but not a kosher option. Wi-Fi and internet connections can be arranged at the desk. Check-in is from 2.00pm on your day of arrival and check-out is 11am. The reception desk is open 24 hours per day.

Weston Hall (student hall accommodation) - £36 B&B per en-suite room
Pendulum Hotel
- £75 B&B per en-suite room

For a large hotel with kosher facilities, contact The Lowry Hotel (email:, tel: 0161 8274000). For a family run hotel in Prestwich with kosher facilities, contact and we will pass on the contact details to you. For information about the range of kosher food options in Manchester more generally, see

For other hotels that suit a range of budgets, see the list of hotels in Manchester.

Lunches and evening meals

Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) and lunches are included in the registration fee. Standard options include meat, fish, and vegetarian, and you were given an opportunity to indicate special dietary requirements, including kosher, on the registration form.

Evening meals are optional and are not included in the registration fee. On Sunday 5 July, the evening meal will be at halal Indian restaurant EastzEast (with meat or vegetarian options and one soft-drink included). On Monday 6 July, the conference dinner will be held in the Mumford Restaurant in the main conference venue (with vegetarian or kosher options); there will be bottle bar available, with wine, beer, lager, soft drinks. It is necessary to have booked these meals in advance, when registering for the conference.

Student bursaries

There will be an opportunity to apply for financial assistance with fees and accommodation for postgraduate students who contribute a paper and who are BAJS members. Please include a cover letter requesting financial assistance and explaining how attendance at the conference will benefit your research, with your abstract submission.


If you need to cancel your place after booking, please contact The University of Manchester is able to offer the following refunds:

Received before Monday 8 June 2015 - full refund
Received after Monday 8 June and before Monday 22 June 2015 - 50% refund
Received after Monday 22 June 2015 - no refund