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2022 Congress Programme

The theme of this year’s Congress is “Organised Philately”

Thursday, 8 September 2022

2.00 pm – Welcome to delegates by the Congress Chairman
2.05 pm – Presentation – “Organised Philately in the UK – the first 150 years”
3.00 pm – Tea and Coffee
3.30 pm – Presentation – “A local Society – The Birmingham Philatelic Society – founded 1884” – Alan Spencer
4.30 pm – Presentation – “A local Society – The Leeds Philatelic Society – founded 1890” (YW)
6.30 pm – Reception sponsored by Stamp Insurance Services at the Jurys Inn Hotel
7.00 pm – Dinner at the Jurys Inn Hotel – open to non-residents
8.30 pm – “Four sheets to tell a story” Competition – open to all delegates

Friday, 9 September 2022

Standing Display: “Congress – the first 10 years” – Steven Harrison
9.30 am – Congress assembles
10.00 am – Official opening of Congress by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham
10.15 am – Tea and Coffee
10.30 am – The Kay Goodman Lecture – “The International Perspective on Philately” – Bill Hedley
12.00 pm – The Association of British Philatelic Societies Annual General Meeting
1.00 pm – Lunch
2.00 pm – Presentation – Specialist society 1 – The British West Indies Study Circle
3.30 pm – Presentation – Specialist society 2 – The Great Britain Philatelic Society
7.00 pm – Reception sponsored by PTA at the Jurys Inn Hotel TBC
7.30 pm – Dinner at the Jurys Inn Hotel – open to non-residents

Saturday, 10 September 2022

Standing Display: The Congress Organising Committee Entertain
9.30 am – Presentation by the 2022 Congress Medallist – Mike Roberts
10.30 am – Presentation: The PTS and its part in philately
11.00 am – Tea and Coffee
11.30 am – Presentation – The National Philatelic Society
1.00 pm – Lunch
2.00 pm – Choices – (a) A chance to explore Birmingham
(b) Auction – The Philatelic Congress of Great Britain Study Group
7.15 pm – Reception at Jurys Inn Hotel, sponsored by Cavendish Philatelic Auctions Ltd TBC
8.00 pm – Congress Banquet at the Jurys Inn Hotel (black tie preferred)

Sunday, 11 September 2022

9.30 am – Presentation – The future of organised philately – Simon Moorcroft
10.30 am – Presentation – An international society – example presentation from the RPSL
11.30 am – Tea and Coffee
11.45 am – Local philatelic societies’ members entertain – 15 static displays
12.45 pm – Closing ceremony and the award of the Congress Certificate
1.00 pm – Scheduled Close

Zoom Registration – if you want to follow on Zoom then please email mike@stamps.org.uk