Please note that although the conference is organised by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne its academic programme is being held in the Lipman Building of Northumbria University. The two universities are adjacent in central Newcastle. The Claude Gibb and Camden Court residences are also on the Northumbria Campus, in walking distance of the Lipman Building.

The practical arrangements for the Conference are as follows:

Accommodation should be booked through the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, which has made special arrangements for the Conference. Visit the accommodation page for details.

Registration, meals, and optional events (including the Conference Dinner) should be booked via the Conference Registration Form: [pdf] [doc]

Registration fee

The Registration fee covers access to the Conference Opening Reception, all lectures and papers, the entertainment on Friday evening, and coffee/tea breaks.

The Registration fee is as follows:

  • Registration fee: £60
  • Registration fee for postgraduate students: £40

Anyone attending less than 50% of the Conference may pay 75% of the Registration fee:

  • Part-time Registration fee: £45
  • Part-time Registration fee for postgraduate students: £30

Membership of the British Association for Romantic Studies

Please note that it is necessary to be a member of BARS to be a delegate at the conference.

If you are not already a member of BARS, please join by making payment directly to BARS, see website for details:


Lunch and dinner will be available in Claude Gibb Hall on each day (with the exception of Saturday evening when the Conference Dinner will take place in the Newcastle Assembly Rooms). The costs will be:

  • Lunch: £13
  • Packed lunch (available on Saturday for those going on the excursion to Wallington, and on Sunday): £5
  • Dinner: £13. Wine will be available for purchase by glass or by bottle at dinner. Please note that payment for wine should be made in cash as there will be no facility to handle cheques or cards.

Conference events

Delegates are warmly invited to participate in the following optional Conference events:

A guided Walking Tour of central Newcastle, with particular reference to the city in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, on either Friday or Saturday afternoon. Cost: £3. (Note: numbers will be limited on these walks.)

An excursion to Wallington Hall on Saturday afternoon. Cost of coach: £5. In addition when you get to Wallington Hall, you will be asked to pay either £7 for entry to the house, garden and grounds or £5 for entry to the garden and grounds only. (Note: entry to Wallington is free to National Trust members.)

The Conference Dinner on Saturday evening in the Newcastle Assembly Rooms, followed by a concert of traditional and original Northumbrian music by the Kathryn Tickell Band. Cost: £30. Delegates are welcome to bring guests.

For more details of these events visit the events page.

To Register and book for meals and optional Conference events please fill out the Registration Form: [pdf] [doc]

Please print out this form and send it, with appropriate payment, to the Conference organisers by 12 June 2005. (A fee of £10 will be charged for late Registration.) The form and payment should be sent to:

Dr Michael Rossington
BARS conference 2005
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
England NE1 7RU, UK

Please note that should you need to cancel your registration, we cannot guarantee to be able to refund your registration fee and that a refund for the meals (including the conference dinner) paid for may not be possible after 14 July.

Postgraduate Bursaries

The British Association for Romantic Studies is able to offer up to five postgraduate bursaries of up to £100 each for postgraduates to attend and deliver a paper at the conference. Applications should be sent to:

Dr Jacqueline Labbe,
BARS Postgraduate Bursaries,
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies,
University of Warwick,

The closing date for application is 30 April 2005.

Please send the following information in support of your application:
1. Full name.
2. Institution.
3. Year of Study.
4. Address.
5. Email.
6. Title of Paper.
7. Details of all costs relating to attending the conference (please justify your need for the requested amount, up to £100).

Decisions will be made by the end of May.