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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation

2017 Spring Symposium


Milton Keynes Open University
The Berrill Theatre, Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
Saturday, 25 March 2017 -
10:30am to 5:30pm
How to get there: 

via M1 Motorway and the A5.
By train: On the London (Euston) to Birmingham line, Milton Keynes is an Intercity stop. Trains are frequent and the University is 5 minutes from the station by taxi or frequent bus service.

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CAR SHARING: If you would like to see if there is anyone else in your area attending the Symposium that you could possibly share a car with please email symposium{at}

An opportunity to hear about projects from people directly involved as well as meeting other enthusiasts.

Speakers: in alphabetical order

Dr. Robert Bustard - Consultant Biologist
Title: "Re-discovery of the Flatback Turtle (Natator depressus) and its Conservation"

Professor John Cooper, DTVM, FRCPath, FSB, CBiol, FRCVS - Specialist in Veterinary Pathology
Mrs. Margaret Cooper, LLB, FLS - (Solicitor - not in practice)
Title: "Chelonia and Collections in Kenya: an Age of Enlightenment"

Mr. Ron Gerlach - Chair of Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles
Title: "A Short History of the Indian Ocean Tortoises"

Dr. Siuna Reid, BVMS, CertAVP (Zoo Med) MRCVS - The Veterinary Health Centre, Lytham St. Annes
Title: "My Grannie Said ..."

Mr Matthew Rendle, RVN - ZSL London Zoo
Title: "Red-footed Tortoises - an overview and snapshot of the threats they face in the wild. When do we need to start worrying?"

Also a speaker (to be advised) from The Galapagos Conservation Trust

As well as a special interactive CPD session

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