Social activities


For the social activities, we’ve endeavoured to give you a taste of Britishness with an excursion to Blenheim Palace, and dinner at Christ Church College, the inspiration for Hogwart’s Hall in the Harry Potter films. All this in the hope that the weather is, fingers-crossed, not so British!


Christ Church College
(credit Olibac)


Sunday 26 March – Welcome reception

A welcome reception will be held with pre-event registration at St. Anne’s College from 18:00-20:00. A light finger buffet and drinks will be served throughout this time.

Tuesday 28 March – Conference dinner

For those participants that have nominated to attend the conference dinner, an entry ticket will be included in your welcome pack. The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 28 March from 19:30 – 22:00 at Christ Church College. The dinner will consist of a three course meal with wine and soft drinks.

Participants will be expected to walk to Christ Church College to arrive at 19:30 for a pre-dinner reception, followed by the dinner from 20:00.

Christ Church College is approximately a 15 minutes’ walk from Saïd Business School. A location map can be found in the handbook.

Wednesday 29 March – Excursion to Blenheim Palace

For those participants that have nominated to join the excursion to Blenheim Palace, an entry ticket will be included in your welcome pack. The schedule is as follows:

  • 14:15 Coaches depart Saïd Business School
  • 14:45 Arrive at Blenheim Palace
  • 15:00 Tours commence (groups of 30)
  • 16:00 Tours finish, free time to explore, shop, gardens, indoor cinema and café
  • 17:00 Coaches depart (meet at Coach drop off point)
  • 17:30 Return to Saïd Business School

For more information on Blenheim Palace, please visit www.blenheimpalace.com

If you have not booked the excursion during registration and wish to attend, please visit the IOP Registration Desk onsite.

Friday 31 March – Excursion to ISIS, Science & Technology Facilities Council

An excursion to ISIS Neutron and Muon Source will take place after the conference on Friday afternoon. Guidelines for visitors can be downloaded here (PDF, 400KB).

The schedule is as follows:

  • 12:30 Coaches depart Saïd Business School
  • 13:15: Arrive and tours commence
  • 14:30: Tours finish
  • 14:45 Coaches depart (meeting point TBC)
  • 15:30 Return to Saïd Business School and St. Anne’s College

Documents

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [Extended]:
    06 January 2017
  • Early registration deadline [Extended]:
    10 February 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    17 March 2017
  • Paper submission deadline:
    27 March 2017

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