BOGS 2018 will take place from Thursday 12th to Friday 13th July, 2018 and will be hosted by the Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU), School of Chemistry, University of Bristol. 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of the first meeting of the British Organic Geochemistry Society at Bangor University so we hope to make it a very special event. If you are new to BOGS you can read a bit more about the society and previous meetings at the state-of-the-art BOGS webpage.


Preceding BOGS, on Wednesday 11th July (LT2, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol) there will be an additional symposium celebrating 50 years of the OGU. It will be an afternoon (13:30-19:00) of exciting talks reflecting over the last fifty years of research in the OGU combined with other more recent examples of research carried out by the OGU. It will be followed by a wine reception and food. Registration for OGU50 has now closed. A programme for the event is available to download: ogu50programme (PDF, 295kB)


Registration and Abstract deadline

Abstract submission and registration for BOGS has now closed.

As is usual there will be an informal meeting of OGU members and BOGS attendees on the evening of the 11th July. This will be held at the Bristol Yard (Colston St.) from 19:00.

The conference dinner will this year be at ZaZa Bazaar in the waterfront area on the evening of the 12th July 2018.


Addional Information

The BOGS 2018 programme and abstract book is available to download: BOGS_programme (PDF, 824kB). Please note that in an attempt to save waste there will be no printed copy included with your conference pack.

Oral presentations will be given a 20 minute time slot (including questions).

Poster presentations will also be given the opportunity to present a 60 second, single slide oral introduction to their posters before the poster session.

The maximum poster dimensions are A0 in portrait format.


BOGS 2018 Location

The 30th Annual Meeting is hosted by the Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU), School of Chemistry, University of Bristol.

School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock’s Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS

The campus is located 2 miles from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. Buses run frequently to and from the train station. Please note there is no parking available on site and the area surrounding the University is permit parking (pay and display). However there are several multi-storey car parks within walking distance to the university. 



University accommodation does not become available until after the conference but there are plenty of B&Bs and hotels within walking distance from the University:

Triangle area (~5 min walk): Berkley Square Hotel 

Millennium Square (~13 min walk): Hotel Ibis Bristol Centre, Travelodge Bristol Central, Bristol Harbour Luxury Hostel Boat

Queen Square and towards St. Nicks Market (~12 min walk): Radisson Blu, Premier Inn Bristol City Centre King St, Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, The Bristol Hotel, YHA Bristol Hostel

Clifton (~14 min walk): The Clifton Hotel, The Washington Guesthouse


If you have any queries please email 

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The British Organic Geochemical Society - thirty years of organic geochemical exploration.
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