The eighth J. S. Bach Dialogue Meeting will be held at the historic house of Madingley Hall, Cambridge from Monday 10 to Saturday morning 15 July 2017, with the formal programme running from the afternoon of Tuesday 11 to Thursday evening 13 July. By popular request we have this time included a day before and after the formal programme, to facilitate networking, discussions, and the practicalities of travel.
*** DRAFT PROGRAMME 2017 ***
The programme will include detailed discussions on Bach and God, the performance-academic divide, the Fleckeisen document, new images of Bach, digital publishing, little known Mizler sources, the launch of the Calov Bible facsimile, and our ever-popular Young Scholars' Forum. Presenters and panellists will include Michael Marissen, Jeremy Begbie, Chiara Bertoglio, John Butt, Andrew Parrott, Albert Clement, Victoria Cooper, Michael Maul, Daniel R. Melamed, Robin A. Leaver, Barbara M. Reul, Stephen Roe, David Schulenberg, Tatiana Shabalina, Stephen Crist and Szymon Paczkowski. Research sessions held on Friday 14 will be led by Yo Tomita, Ruth Tatlow and others. There will also be a flash announcement session at which any delegate may have five minutes in which to share their latest research questions and discoveries.
The schedule is designed with generous open discussion time, to give every delegate an opportunity to engage with the subjects. There will also be time over meals and in the wonderful gardens to continue discussions informally.
There is an inclusive Dialogue Fee of £110 for all delegates to include lunches, the BBQ and teas and coffees. If you are attending for only one or two days, you may select a day rate.
We have arranged a preferential rate for Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Madingley Hall. All rooms are en suite. To reserve your accommodation please check the appropriate ’ticket'. You will see the ’ticket' says ‘Free’: this is because payment will be made directly to Madingley Hall on arrival in July. Please inform Charlotte Bentley (firstname.lastname@example.org) of any cancellations 3 days before the first night of your stay, otherwise you will be liable to pay for the first night.
Due to the limited number of double rooms, priority will be given to couples and partners.
Please email Charlotte (email@example.com) directly and let her know if you have any food allergies, intolerances, or other special dietary requirements.
Madingley Hall Arrival and Departure
Check in - from Midday on 10 July (a space for storing luggage with be provided for those arriving earlier than Midday)
Check out - until 9am on 15 July
Transport links to Cambridge
--London Stansted: transport to Cambridge by train (approx. 30 mins, Cross Country Trains direct to Cambridge), National Express coach (approx. 50 minutes) or by car.
--London Heathrow: transport to Cambridge by train (approx. 3 hrs, London underground or Heathrow Express via King's Cross to Cambridge station), National Express coach (approx. 2.5 hrs) or by car.
--London Gatwick: transport to Cambridge by train (approx. 3 hrs, Thameslink to St Pancras /King's Cross to Cambridge station), National Express coach (approx. 4 hrs) or by car.
Madingley Hall is roughly four miles (6km) from Cambridge railway station and can be reached within minutes by taxi for approximately £15. There is a taxi rank outside the station - all taxi fares in Cambridge are regulated.