My first conference was a two-day event with BSRLM at Leeds University on 10th-11th June 2011. The first day was for new researchers and I presented the work that I have completed so far.

It was interesting and pleasing to meet other people at a similar stage in their studies. They were a friendly group and the evening meal was especially enjoyable (apart from being nominated to receive money and pay the bill, which I accept as revenge for my abundance of cheese jokes!).

The following day was equally enjoyable. A completely vegetarian lunch was very compatible with my needs! The talks were thought-provoking, which allowed me to reflect on my own project still further.

We stayed at the Cliff Lawn Hotel in Headingley and we ate at La Besi.