2016 Programme



Thursday 21st July 2016

Static display: Cambridge Postal History

Cambridge Philatelic society

(Peterhouse Suite)

2.00 pm     Cambridge Postal History  – Dr Simon Kelly

3.00 pm     Tea and Coffee

3.30 pm     College Stamps & Their Suppression by the Post Office –Prof. Simon Caplin

6.30 pm     Reception sponsored by Stamp Insurance Services

7.00 pm     Dinner (hot buffet)

8.30 pm     4 sheets to tell a story—All Delegates

Friday 22nd July 2016

Static display:  Falklands  1982 War Mail

Gerald  Marriner FRPSL

(Peterhouse Suite)

9.30 am         Newfoundland – Adrian Boggust

10.00 am      Official Opening of Congress by Lord Lieutenant

10.15 am      Tea and Coffee

10.45 am      South Georgia – Hugh Osborne

11.45 am      KAY GOODMAN Lecture – Affordable philatelic excellence – Rufus Barnes

12.15pm       ABPS AGM

1.30 pm         Lunch

3 to 3.15 pm   Coaches depart for RDP Ceremony

5.00 pm         RDP Ceremony  & Congress Medal Ceremony at St John’s College

RDP dinner at St John’s with coach return to hotels after dinner

7.00 pm         Coaches return delegates to Belfry Hotel

7.30 pm         Reception sponsored by Stanley Gibbons Ltd

8.00 pm         Dinner

9.15 pm         Free evening (free standing quiz)

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Static display:  Smaller Channel Islands ~ Jon Aitchison FRPSL

(Peterhouse Suite)

9.30 am         Fiji – Bryan Jones (Past Chairman of P.I.S.C.)

10.15 am       Presentation by Roger Brody RDP FRPSL

Presentation by Lars Engelbrecht RDP FRPSL

11.00  am      Tea and Coffee

11.30 am       Presentation by Jonas Hallstrom RDP FRPSL

Presentation by Stephen Holder RDP FRPSL

12.15 pm       Improving Quality of Displays to Local Philatelic Societies

12.45 pm       Lunch (optional at hotel) or

1.00pm         Coach departs for Cambridge—Options:

1.          Punt Trip

2.          Walking Tour of Cambridge Postal History

3.          Self organised activities

4.45 pm         Coaches depart Cambridge for Belfry Hotel

6.45 pm         Coach leaves hotel for Peterhouse College

7.30 pm         Reception at Peterhouse sponsored by Stanley Gibbons Ltd

8.00 pm         Congress Banquet at Peterhouse

10.30pm         Carriages

Sunday 24th July 2016

Static display: Cambridge Philatelic Society members

(Peterhouse Suite)

9.30 am         Tonga – Prof Iain Stevenson FRPSL

10.30 am       Going to Ceylon – J.G. Winters FRPSL

11.30 am       Tea and Coffee

11.45 am       Cambridge Philatelic Society Members entertain

12.45 pm       Closing ceremony & Award of SG Cup

12.55 pm       Scheduled Close

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Congress 2016 Peterhouse College Visit

Invitation to Congress 2016

The PHILATELIC CONGRESS OF GREAT BRITAIN Thursday 21st July to Sunday 24th July 2016 www.gbcongress.uk & www.abps.org.uk/Philatelic_Congress_of_GB c/o 9 Oaker Avenue, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2XH.   24th Jan 2016 Dear Collector, On behalf of the Association of British Philatelic Societies and the Cambridge Philatelic Society I would like to invite you to Cambridge for …