19th April | Drinks Reception
Part of the historic Grade II* listed University of Manchester building, originally designed by the architect Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed Manchester’s Town Hall and the Natural History Museum in London) and completed in 1885.
The icebreaker drinks reception provides a unique opportunity to network beneath 'Stan' the T.rex and explore the connections between all living things in the Living Worlds Gallery. To find out more visit the Manchester Museum website.
20th April | Conference Dinner
Enjoy a three course conference dinner in Edward Pugin’s architectural masterpiece. The Monastery is a hidden treasure in Gorton, built between 1863 and 1872 by Franciscan monks which fell into ruin after their departure in 1989. However, in 1996 The Monastery of St. Francis & Gorton Trust was established and raised £6.5m including major grants from: Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, the Architectural Heritage Fund, North West Development Agency and European Regional Development Fund enabling restoration of this Grade II* listed building. To find out more visit the Monastery website.
Dinner will be accompanied by live entertainment, and guests will have the opportunity to view an especially curated exhibition of historic maps of the area from the Manchester University Library Collection.