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For tortoise, terrapin and turtle care and conservation

2018 Spring Symposium


Milton Keynes Open University
The Berrill Theatre, Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
Chelonia Now and in the Future
Saturday, 17 March 2018 -
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

Professor John Cooper, DTVM, FRCPath, FSB, CBiol, FRCVS - Specialist in Veterinary Pathology
Mrs. Margaret Cooper, LLB, FLS - (Solicitor - not in practice)
Title: "Sun, siasa and shifting sands. East African Experiences"

Assisted by the BCG's veterinary Liason Officer Dr SIUNA REID. MRCVS

Professor and Mrs. Cooper will also be involved in presenting  the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Session.

Dr. Alan Rees - PhD, Mem.MBA, University of Exeter, ARCHELON (the sea turtle research and conservation protection society of Greece)
Title: "UAVs for sea turtle research and conservation are taking off"

Mr. Matthew Rendle, RVN, AZEVN
Title: "The Red Footed Tortiose (Chelonoidis carbonaria) - Threats in the wild - an overview "

Dr. Martin Whitehead, BSC, PhD, BVSc, CertSAM, MRCVS, Director/Veterinary Surgeon, Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital
Title: "Health and Welfare of Pet Reptiles"

Dr. Anna Wilkinson, PhD, BSc, Senior Lecturer at the School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln and her Team

Title: "Cold-blooded Care"

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