As a vibrant and exciting city, you will find plenty to do in Newcastle in your free time during the conference period.

Following the first day of the conference we have an informal drinks reception, free to all registered guests.

On the evening of Wednesday 2 October, we invite you to our conference dinner at the famous BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, including a drinks reception and a sit-down 3-course meal. Conference dinner spaces are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis, to avoid disappointment please ensure you book your dinner places when registering for the full conference.

We will update this page with further social events as and when they are confirmed, so keep checking back for updates.

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