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ORAHS 2017 social programme

The activities listed below were included in delegate and accompanying guest packages at our ORAHS event in 2017.


Sunday 30 July

Welcome reception and conference registration at The Museum of Bath Architecture 18:00 - 20:00

Join us at this unique and fascinating museum about the building of Bath which will be hosting an exhibition celebrating the work of Alison and Peter Smithson, England's most influential post-war architects who designed many of the original University of Bath buildings.

Monday 31 July

Evening walking tour of Bath from 18:30 - 20:30

Established by the Romans, Bath is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Guide will introduce you to Bath's many historic buildings and stunning views in this beautiful and compact city.

Tuesday 1 August

The poster evening will start at 17:45 following the Panel Discussion and Poster Introduction conference session. It will take place at The Edge just a short walk from the main conference venue. A buffet supper and drinks will be served.

Wednesday 2 August

Cultural day out followed by a BBQ at The Edge.

The day out will include both a trip to Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, which has something for every age group, and a visit to the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, one of the most iconic prehistoric monuments in Europe.

Your Longleat ticket will include a lunch voucher and give you access to all the attractions including the stately home and gardens, drive through safari, hedge maze, bat cave and much more... We will take a boat trip on the lake where you will see the penguins and possibly the gorillas on their island.

On our return to Bath there will be a a BBQ at The Edge so we'll be keeping our fingers crossed for a sunny evening!

Thursday 3 August

Drinks reception at the Victoria Art Gallery followed by a Gala Dinner at the Bath Pump Room.

The final evening of the conference will start with drinks among the art work of the Victoria Art Gallery, a grand Grade II building in the heart of the city.

From the Victoria Art Gallery we will walk a short distance to take dinner at the Pump Room which is located next to the world-famous Roman Baths.

The Pump Room was once the focal point of Georgian society and is still the social heart of the city. Built in testament to the continuous use of hot water in Bath over nearly 2000 years the room features a glittering crystal chandelier, a thermal spa fountain and the historic long case Tompion Clock.

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