Sunday, 14 March 2021

COW2012: Update

COW2021 2nd to 4th July 2021

In anticipation that Stage 3 of the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions will come into operation on 17th May, we have begun the process of planning for COW2021.

At present, the situation regarding what restrictions might be in place when Knuston Hall reopens is unclear, but rather than wait until 17th May to begin preparations for the conference, we are starting now. With this in mind, we would like to make the parameters we are working to as clear as possible.

  • All those who paid in full for COW2020 have had their bookings carried forward to COW2021. If you fall into this category, you do not need to book a place at COW2021 but it would be helpful if you could confirm that you still wish to attend by emailing Bob Cordery (using the email address on the back page of Nugget). If you wish to cancel your booking, please do so as soon as possible, again by emailing Bob and any money you have paid will be refunded to you.
  • It is not possible at present to take any further bookings for COW2021.
  • If you wish to offer a session for inclusion in the COW2021 programme, please could you contact Tim Gow (again, contact details are in Nugget) as soon as possible? He can then begin to plan the conference programme in anticipation that COW2021 will take place.
  • Any arrangements that we make will need to be flexible and may be subject to change at short notice. We have no control over the restrictions that Knuston Hall may need to operate under when they reopen, but rest assured that we will do our utmost to regularly update attendees.

Bob Cordery and Tim Gow

COW Co-ordinators


  1. Fingers firmly crossed for this. We will have our new unitary authorities by then, and from what I know of these things they are keen to generate income from visitors to the county. Knuston makes a profit, so I expect them to be keen for it to open up asap.

    1. Trebian,

      I hope that you are right. Knuston Hall is a tremendous asset to the community - and not just for Northamptonshire - and the sooner it is up and running safely, the better.

      All the best,


  2. Replies
    1. Martin Rapier,

      I’ll be missing COW2021 due to a prior commitment, but hope to be back for COW2022.

      All the best,



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