The BOS Council have been monitoring the coronavirus situation very closely over recent weeks, including official advice regarding public health and travel within the U.K. and internationally, and have reluctantly come to the decision that we cannot proceed with either of these conventions. We plan to rearrange both conventions for similar dates in 2021. Further information will be issued when available.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience – I’m sure you will appreciate this is a largely unprecedented situation, and these decisions have not been taken lightly and without significant thought and discussion.

In the meantime, stay safe & well, and hopefully see you all before too long.

Conventions general information

Meeting other folders is a great experience, and one of the best places to do it is at a convention. The BOS organises a 2 or 3 day residential weekend, usually at a University venue, during the Spring and Summer vacations.

These conventions are heaven for folders everywhere! New members are made especially welcome, as are children and “non-folding” partners.

Whatever your interest in origami, there will be someone at the convention who shares your views and you will soon bump into them. Equally importantly, you will find that your enthusiasm for origami will increase, your folding skills will improve, and your knowledge of origami will have multiplied many times after coming to a convention.

A fee applies to attending conventions.

The society is always looking for new designs to feature in their “Model Collections” which are available at every convention. More information about contributing here.

General information


Here’s a list of previous conventions, many with a related gallery page.

You will be able to choose from an impressive range of books and paper, provided by our very own supplies department as well as meet with members of the BOS council and ask them any questions you have about the way the society is run, and to volunteer your services. We welcome help from anyone, great or small!

If this is all a bit much, why not start out with a local mini-meeting?