For the first time ever, the Guild plans to broadcast the Guild AGM and Conference live via our internet channel at

This is a new venture for the Guild, and an exciting development for all Guild members unable to attend in person. Bob Cumberbatch will be using a laptop and a dedicated webcam to broadcast the event, to give members who cannot attend the Conference a sense of what a Guild Conference is like.

You do not need any special equipment, software, accounts with Google+ or Livestream, or any special expertise to watch the broadcast. All you need to do is to point your browser to the "Livestream" URL ( Be aware that since this is a free service, the Livestream URL will initially present you with a minute or so of advertising - just wait until this finishes, and you will be able to watch the AGM and the Conference presentations as they happen.

The broadcast schedule is given below. Please note that all times are in BST (British Summer Time: GMT + 1 hour). For your own time zone relative to this, see

Friday 13th April
Evening Demonstrations of Google+ including circles, starting a hangout, and connecting to a hangout
Saturday 14th April
09:00 - 10:30   Welcome and Opening of the Conference (Guild President) followed by the Annual General Meeting
11:00 - 12:00Data collection : Newspaper Sites - Richard Heaton
12:10 - 13:10Data collection : The One-Namer's Internet - Peter Christian
14:30 - 15:30Analysis : Surname distributions and the hearth tax returns of the 1660s and 1670s - David Hey
16:30 - 17:30Synthesis : Custodian 2 and 3 - Chris Gray and Alan Moorhouse
Sunday 15th April
10:30 - 11:30Publishing Your Study : Seven Ways to Publish on the Web - Teresa Pask
11:30 - 12:30Collaboration : Family Gatherings - Colin Ulph
13:30 - 14:30Publication of Results : Writing a One-Name Journal - Bruce Margrett
14:45 - 15:45Thirty years on and still a One-Name Society - Janet Few and Chris Braund
15:45 - 16:00Close of Conference
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