Conference and Event Booking Terms and Conditions

Booking Cancellations

Subject as provided below the BSA accepts your booking form as a firm and binding booking. Cancellations of bookings must be made in writing to the British Sociological Association, Chancery Court, Belmont Business Park, Belmont, Durham DH1 1TW or by email to: Letters to members of the Conference Organising Team will not be accepted as cancellations.

Cancellations received up to and including 14 days before the event will incur an administration fee of 15%.

Cancellations received after 14 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund on any fees related to meals or accommodation or registration.

Refunds shall not be payable for any total or partial failure of performance by the BSA of its duties and obligations under this Agreement occasioned by any act of God including but not limited to fire, flood, drought, tempest; act of government or state, war, civil commotion, insurrection, blockade, embargo, prevention from or hindrance in obtaining any raw materials, energy or other supplies, interruption of utility service, labour disputes of whatever nature including but not limited to strike, lock out or boycott; fuel shortage, disruption to transportation services or facilities, and any other reason beyond the control of the BSA.


We only accept payment in Great British Pound Sterling. 

All balances owing must be paid in full before you will be allowed to register at the conference. There will be no exceptions made to this ruling.

Your Data

We hold data types such as: name, contact details, age, sex, direct debit details, events attended, membership details, roles within the BSA.  We store all data securely.

We use your data for activities such as:  event bookings and abstract submissions; membership; journal and magazine circulation; payment processing; expense claims.  We provide your data to third party providers who help us provide you with services – such as SAGE to send members their journals and postal providers to send members copies of Network and the Sociology Teacher. 

Programme Changes

The BSA and the Conference Organising Team are unable to guarantee that any session or event will take place as advertised.  Refunds of registration fees or fees for meals and/or accommodation, or refunds for expenses incurred in connection with a booking for a particular event are not available.