The joint Chem Cryst / Goodwin Group expedition to Warwick for the 2012 BCA Spring Meeting was marked by sunny days, quiet evenings and a complete absence of embarrassing photos. Well, mostly. Highlights of the event included Danny Shechtman’s talk (overshadowed only by Callum’s YCG presentation), Emma’s award-winning rap and poster prizes to Nick and to Joe.
One of the more popular conference sessions at Warwick.
Nick’s pride in his flower offering was clearly warranted…
…whereas Ines wasn’t so convinced
Our groupies (yet again)
Ines taking the photo more seriously than Emma (+ the rarely-seen hoodie Joe in the background)
Richard expresses his dismay at the switch to black-and-white.
Clearly Andrew didn’t really need another beer at this stage.
Emma forgetting to check that the bartender had actually poured the wine before returning to the table.
Matt’s “impressed” face.
Trialling a new format for group meetings.
Let the formalities begin…
Cover art for the latest Collings/Saines jazz album
Whereas Nick has gone solo
Like us, the camera focussed more on the wine than on the proceedings.
A progression in shirt complexity.
Inter-group friendliness v1
Inter-group friendliness v2
Joe’s prize acceptance (take 3)
Nick receiving his iPrize from the hostess with the mostess: Kirsten
El Presidente: the BCA incumbent Dave and two of his election team
A load of people trying (and failing) to stop Andrew and Karim holding hands
Alex Hannon proving he still has the moves
Andrew focusses intently on Paul’s point of conversation at the expense of a promo shot.
Matt Tucker taking charge
Blue outfits; red eyes
Conversation was flowing at this point.
Callum impressed by Richard’s munchkin impersonation.
…and prize-winning Nick!