The main social events of the conference consist of the welcome reception, the get-together and the conference dinner. The range of social events on offer will provide a very memorable and enjoyable visit for the conference participants.
Monday evening 25th June, the day before the start of the main conference: a BBQ and drinks reception, at the 3rd Space (Students Union), a flexible accommodate for 500+ visitors.
Tuesday evening 26th June, on the first evening of the conference, at venues including Historic Dockyard attractions, guided tour of Old Portsmouth, dinner at selected restaurants. Please book these on the Registration page.
Wednesday evening 27th June, second evening of the conference, the conference dinner will be hosted in the Guildhall, one of the main concert and entertainment venues across the South Coast and able to accommodate over 2,000 people.
The welcome reception, get-together and conference dinner will be accompanied by entertainment to make the social gathering enjoyable and memorable. Portsmouth has a rich variety to choose from including a selection from folk music entertainment, such as traditional Sea Shanties (Portsmouth host two traditional folk music groups), classical music from chamber groups, the University choir renditions of popular and traditional songs, the Royal Naval Bands with a selection stirring music, and a variety of popular entertainment from local musicians, comedy clubs and entertainers. For smaller numbers of participants, and for groups that would like to have their own events before or after the conference there are several alternatives at the Historic Dock yard, including HMS Warrior, HMS Victory, HMS Mary Rose, Boat house 7 and the National Museum of the Royal Navy. There are two theatres in the city, both of which have summer programmes.