Social Programme

As well as the poster sessions, we have organised a couple of socialising opportunities:

Sunday 4th September

Welcome drinks reception, buffet and conference registration in the Mount Oswald Hub, 17:00 to 20:00.

Wednesday 5th September

Excursion to the excellent Beamish Museum, which is a very popular open-air “living” museum. The bus departs from the University at 13:00 and will depart the museum at 17:00. The excursion is optional, if that sort of thing is not your cup of tea.


Delegates are, of course, free to sample Durham’s many restaurants, cafés and purveyors of intoxicating beverages, all within crawling distance of the conference accommodation and hotels. For the more adventurous, the city centre of Newcastle is only a 15-minute train journey from Durham (and a 45-minute night bus home). It too has many restaurants and cafés and has a fine reputation for being very accommodating to large numbers of thirsty visitors.

It’s not all about booze and scran! One hears rumours of the existence of theatres, museums, art galleries and stuff.