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Conference reception and dinner

All conference delegates are warmly invited to attend the welcome reception on Thursday 4th September, and the conference dinner on Friday 5th September.

Welcome reception

Thursday 4th September 7:30 pm

 The Hospitium in the Museum Gardens, York

Photo from York Museums Trust

We are delighted to announce that the welcome reception will be held in the tranquil Museum Gardens in the centre of York. Refreshments and musical entertainment will be provided across two sites in the gardens, the 14th Century Hospitium (above) and the Yorkshire Museum (below). There will be music from the Ricardo Alvarez Jazz Quintet in the Hospitium and Christopher Mullender (‘Cello) in the Yorkshire Museum, and you are encouraged to visit both sites.

Photo from the BBC

The welcome reception starts at 7:30 and is free to all delegates. The beautiful gardens and the ruins of St Mary's Abbey are well worth exploring if you arrive early. Interested delegates can read more about the history of The Hospitium here.


Conference dinner

Friday 5th September, 7.30 for 8pm

Dining in the National Railway Museum

Photo from the National Railway Museum

The conference dinner will be held at York's famous National Railway Musuem. This hugely popular museum is the largest railway museum in the world, with almost 1 million visitors per year. The conference dinner is a fabulous opportunity to dine amidst luxurious carriages and historic locomotives set against the backdrop of a period station.

The conference dinner costs £50 per person and includes a welcome drink, starter, main course, dessert and wine. The evening will finish with music from the Gaelstrom Ceilidh band. We look forward to seeing many of you there!