Ensure your visit to the UK is especially memorable with events such as cultural tours and the ECSS Conference Dinner. Tickets for tours and events may be added to your chosen package during the registration process. Please visit the Registration page for more details.
Pre-Conference Tour of Arundel (80 GBP)
Thursday, July 05, 2018
This tour will take in highlights of southern England’s rich cultural heritage. The tour will begin with a visit to Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard. Situated within the Royal Navy’s oldest working base, the Historic Dockyard includes some of England’s most iconic ships – the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, and offers a unique opportunity to see the Royal Navy past, present and future. In the afternoon we venture into the West Sussex countryside, and visit Arundel Castle, one of the largest inhabited and complete castles in England. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the castle, the extensive gardens and neighbouring village with its lovely Georgian and Victorian houses and plethora of unusual independent shops, before ending the day with a traditional English cream tea. Guests must be aged 14 or over.
Official Conference Welcome Reception – FREE
Friday, July 6, 2018
Join fellow delegates for a drink or two at the Conference Welcome Reception. This event provides a great opportunity for delegates to network and get to know each other. All registered presenters and audience members are welcome to attend. Admission is included in the conference registration fee.
Conference Dinner (50 GBP)
Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Conference Dinner is held in a private function room at a restaurant near the conference venue, and offers conference participants an excellent chance to enjoy delicious food in a relaxed setting while getting to know each other and making new connections outside the main conference environment.
This is a ticketed event and there are a limited number of places, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets for the Conference Dinner may be purchased either as part of a registration package or separately. Extra tickets may be purchased for guests if desired. Guests must be aged 14 or over.
To book tickets for the Conference Dinner, please visit the Registration page.
Post-Conference Tour of Hever (70 GBP)
Sunday, July 08, 2018
The counties of Sussex and Kent are blessed with verdant rolling hills, white cliffs and beautiful scenery, and this conference tour will take in highlights of southern England’s rich cultural heritage. The tour will begin with a visit to Bateman’s, the Jacobean home of The Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling, including the gardens and water mill. In the afternoon we cross into the county of Kent, the garden of England, and the spectacular Hever Castle and gardens, once home to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. Following lunch in the castle grounds, participants will have the opportunity to explore the castle, the extensive gardens and the popular maze, before ending the day with a traditional English cream tea. Guests must be aged 14 or over.