About and Key Dates


BPSC2022 will have a hybrid science program that allows both in-person and virtual delegates a chance to share their research and gather feedback, attend panel discussions and the Barrie Jones lecture, and participate in pre-conference workshops. 

For in-person delegates, BPSC2022 will be offered as a co-located conference, with all scientific content, accommodation, catering, and social activities housed across The Open University’s Walton Hall campus and the adjacent Kent’s Hill Park

We are committed to creating space for networking and community-building after an incredibly challenging two years of isolation, which will provide a solid foundation for renewed collaboration within the UK planetary science community. 


Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 13th May 2022 

Registration deadline: 6th June 

Workshops: 21st June 

BPSC2022: 22nd – 24th June 


Schedule (subject to minor modifications)

Day 0 – 21st June



Day 1 – 22nd June

Morning: oral and panel sessions.  

Afternoon: oral session and tea time poster session 


Day 2 – 23rd June

Morning: oral and panel sessions,  

Afternoon: oral and panel sessions  

Evening: Barry Jones memorial lecture, evening social event at Kents Hill Park 


Day 3 – 24th June 

Morning: community forum, oral and panel sessions,  

Afternoon: oral and panel sessions 

We aim to close the conference in the early afternoon (no later than 16:00)