In April, both Kate and Aly got to attend the BCA spring meeting in Nottingham. On the first day, which is dedicated for early career researchers, Aly gave his first external talk, where he presented a comprehensive experimental and theoretical study on the Mo4+ system BaMo(PO4)2. Aly also got the opportunity to join the Young Crystallographer Group (YCG) committee as a member. On the days that followed, many interesting talks were presented, and Kate had the chance to present a crystallographic study on the mineral Barlowite in one of the main sessions. The organised dinners were lovely, and the Ceilidh Band was lots of fun!