Sunday 24th September 2017
Included in your registration fee is the Welcome Reception at the Worcester College on Sunday 25th September at 5:30pm.
Tuesday 26th September 2017
Salters Steamers are a family firm that has provided first class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years. As one of the longest established firms on the Thames, they own one of the largest and most exclusive fleets operating on the Thames. Their cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards.
Included as part of your WIRMS 2017 registration package, you are invited to join us on the Royal River Thames on Tuesday 26th September for an afternoon cruise from Oxford to Abingdon, taking in the sights on route from the water.
Please ensure you select the Social Event option within your registration to book your place for this unique experience.
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Founded in 1314 by the Bishop of Exeter, Walter de Stapeldon, Exeter College is the fourth oldest College in the University of Oxford and boasts many celebrated past students. J.R.R. Tolkien was an undergraduate there, as were William Morris and Edward Burne Jones. Sir Roger Bannister, Alan Bennett, Philip Pullman and Martin Amis also studied there. Exeter served as a film location for parts of the 2007 film The Golden Compass, based on Pullman’s novel Northern Lights. The 2008 re-make of Brideshead Revisited features Exeter and the well-known, fictitious Inspector Morse collapsed in the front quad of the College.
Exeter College has a proud history of catering at a very high level for functions of varying sizes and the Dining Hall with its long, polished, wooden tables, dating back to 1618, provides an historic setting for banquets.
Book a place at the dinner for an additional fee of £50 during your registration.
Thursday 28th September 2017
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences.