Social programme

‘What do yer want to go to London for? It’s nowt but 20 Doncasters end to end.’
Derek Garrett, father of opera singer Lesley Garrett

Monday 6 July – Welcome Gathering
For those attending the pre-conference workshop and for anyone else arriving on Monday, we will meet at 18.00 in the Head of Steam pub at Huddersfield Railway Station. Feel free to join us for a drink and get to know your fellow delegates!

Tuesday 7 July – Opening Reception
Join us for welcome drinks and a magical evening from 19.00 to 21.00 in the Oastler Building on campus. This free event is sponsored by Babel: The Language Magazine.

Wednesday 8 July – Informal Gathering
While there are no formal activities planned for the Wednesday evening, you are welcome to join us in the Head of Steam for drinks from 18.00.

Thursday 9 July – Conference Dinner
After the rigours of the conference, enjoy a relaxing conference dinner in the tranquil surroundings of the nearby Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The cost of the dinner includes coach travel to the venue, prosecco (or a non-alcoholic alternative) on arrival, dinner and discourse. Weather permitting (this is England, after all), there will also be the opportunity to walk in the park before dinner.

Friday 10 July – Excursion
CADAAD does not end with the conference dinner! On the Friday following the conference we will be visiting the beautiful West Yorkshire village of Haworth, historic home of the Brontë sisters. We will begin with a tour of the Brontë Parsonage, including a short talk on the work of the Brontës. There will then be the opportunity to explore the village and visit one of the many cafes and pubs for lunch. After lunch, we will take a short steam train ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway before heading by coach to nearby Saltaire, a Victorian model village and world heritage site. Saltaire is home to the famous Salts Mill, a former textiles mill that now contains shops, cafes and a permanent exhibition of the work of the artist David Hockney. You will be free to explore Saltaire and Salts Mill at your leisure, before we head home to Huddersfield. The cost of the excursion includes coach travel, entry to the Bronte Parsonage, and tickets to the steam railway but does not include lunch. (Price TBC)

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