NB: due to a clash with rugby, the location and date of this meeting are being reconsidered.

SNSBI Autumn day conference  —  Saturday October 10, 2015

The SNSBI 2015 Autumn day conference on Names of north-east England and beyond will be held on Saturday 10th October 2015 at the Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne (Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE, a Grade II* Listed Victorian Gothic building close to Central Station).

The programme will include papers on place-names and surnames from North-East England and beyond, as well as brief introductions to the Mining Institute and its map collection, and to historic Newcastle, with an optional walking tour at the end of the day. There is room in the draft programme for one or two more papers, so offers are invited; please contact the local organiser, Diana Whaley ( by 30th April.

Further detail will appear here in due course.