Social Events

Welcome Reception

The ONDM 2012 welcome reception will be held on Tuesday the 17th of April, at 19:30, located at Firstsite Visual Arts Centre in Colchester, for drinks and buffet.

Participation of the welcome reception is included in the registration, with accompanying persons welcome to join.

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Please follow the links on the Travel Information page for information on Taxis.

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner will be held on Wednesday 18th April, at 18:00, at Kentwell Hall, Located in the village of Long Melford, Suffolk.

Tudor banquet
This is much more of a whole evening than just a meal. The meal will be served Tudor style with a Procession of the Fare and the presentation of each dish to the chief diner. The meal will be served by our Tudors dressed as such who will serve as if they were Tudors. (N.B. The Tudor Period in England ran from 1485 to 1603) but our people will be dressed of the 1550s.

Accompanying persons are welcome to participate for an additional fee of £50, to be paid upon registration.

A Coach service will transport delegates to and from Kentwell Hall, initially departing from the Universities Car Park A at 6PM. The return journey will also make the stops listed below (for those who have chosen accomodations near to these locations), before returning to the University for the final drop off:

1) Colchester War Memorial

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2) Rose and Crown

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3) University of Essex