OMRS Convention 2021 scheduled for London
The OMRS Convention is scheduled to return to London in 2021 after an absence of six years. However this will be subject to any COVID-19 restrictions still in place at the time. The plan is to hold it on the weekend of 25-26 September 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, a venue familiar to many regular Society Convention-goers. The event was held there for several years before it moved first to Stratford-upon-Avon and then Nottingham. However preparation is also underway for an online event in case the pandemic prevents a physical Convention from taking place.
Dr Robin Thomas, President of the OMRS, said: “After several years of holding our Convention outside London, we are excited to announce that the 2021 event should return to the capital. The decision to move to other parts of the country worked well, and we will continue to do this subject to finding suitable venues. However, it is now time to return to London. We are all hoping for a return to normal times next year and that vaccines will mean that we can resume our normal activities. None of us can predict what the situation will be in ten months' time, so in the event that a physical Convention is not possible, we will be organizing an online event in parallel. A decision will then be taken nearer the time on which one to hold, so that all can enjoy the Convention, hopefully in person, but otherwise online.”