Social programme

Further information about the social programme will be available here shortly.

Sunday 10 September

Welcome reception

A welcome reception will be held in the foyer area of the East building followed by dinner in the Limetree restaurant. 

Wednesday 13 September

Excursion - tours to Stonehenge and Salisbury. Timings TBC. Both trips, including travel to and from the venue, are included in your registration fee. The exact timings of both trips are still to be finalised but we expect all back on site for 6:30pm. There is a 125 person limit for both trips so be sure to book early once registration is live.  


Salisbury is known as ‘the city in the countryside’ and is surrounded by a landscape quintessentially English. Salisbury is a medieval cathedral city and centred on a majestic cathedral that's topped by the tallest spire in England, Salisbury makes an appealing Wiltshire base. It's been an important provincial city for more than a thousand years, and its streets form an architectural timeline ranging from medieval walls and half-timbered Tudor town houses to Georgian mansions and Victorian villas. Salisbury is also a lively, modern town, boasting plenty of bars and restaurants, plus a concentrated cluster of excellent museums.


Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

Thursday 14 September

The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 14 September and held in the Royal Pump Room at the Roman Baths. A welcome reception at the Victoria and Albert Museum will proceed the dinner and IOP staff will be on hand to direct you to the venue. Further information will be made available here shortly. 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    18 April 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    14 August 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    1 September 2017