2016 Conference Social Events

Monday 21 March

Drinks Reception at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (19:00 – 20:30)
Royal Pavilion Tour (open 18:00 – 21:00)

With generous sponsorship from John Wiley & Sons

All delegates are invited for this Drinks Reception at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The Royal Pavilion will also open exclusively for RES Conference participants to tour. Please wear your conference badge.

The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Royal Pavilion are both located in the Royal Pavilion Gardens, at the heart of the city’s cultural quarter.

The Museum’s diverse collections bring together the arts and history of the city, while the Royal Pavilion, built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.

A number of coaches will be available to transport delegates to the Royal Pavilion Gardens from the Conference venue directly after the close of sessions at 18:15. The Conference assistants will direct you to the coaches, which will be located centrally between the Jubilee and Fulton buildings.

For those making their own way to the Drinks Reception, the Royal Pavilion Gardens are a fifteen-minute walk from Brighton Rail Station. There are bus stops (for local buses) just outside the Royal Pavilion on Old Steine, while local buses travelling into the city stop in North Street, just a five-minute walk away. If coming by car, the closest NCP car park is on Church Street (post code BN1 1US).

You can find a map of the Royal Pavilion Gardens here, as well as a list of restaurants within easy walking distance of the Brighton Museum & Art Museum. Please note that these are suggestions, not recommendations, and that you are advised to make a reservation in advance.

Tuesday 22 March

Drinks Reception (19:30) and Gala Dinner (20:15 until late) at the Grand Hotel, Brighton

Delegates who are registered for the full conference, or who purchased Dinner tickets with a day registration, are invited to this Reception and Gala Dinner at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. The Drinks reception will be in the Albert Room, the original ballroom of the hotel, followed by a banquet dinner in the hotel’s Empress Suite. Please bring your Dinner Ticket for entry to this Reception and Gala Dinner.

The Drinks reception will be in the Albert Room, the original ballroom of the hotel, followed by a banquet dinner in the hotel’s Empress Suite. Please bring your Dinner Ticket for entry to this Reception and Gala Dinner.

The Grand Brighton is an iconic Victorian hotel standing centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront. Grand in both its size and appearance, this magnificent hotel is the epitome of luxury and is enriched in British history. Designed and built in 1864 this historic hotel is a true example of Italian influence in Victorian architecture.

A number of coaches will be available to transport delegates to the Gala Dinner from the Conference venue after the close of sessions at 18:45. The Conference assistants will direct you to the coaches, which will be located centrally between the Jubilee and Fulton buildings.

For those making their own way to the Gala Dinner, the Grand Hotel is at 97-99 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW. From Brighton station walk down Queens road (and its continuation West street) in the direction of the beach, and then turn right on the seafront. If coming by bus from any point in the city centre go to the Clock tower, walk down West street until you reach the seafront, and then turn right on the seafront. The Grand Hotel is situated by the seafront, between Brighton Centre and the Hilton hotel.

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