Accompanying persons programme

The accompanying persons programme will be bookable separately to the conference excursion.


Our proposed activities with a guide to prices are below. As you will be aware, your registration fee covers the excursion day plus evening entertainments, but all other day activities will need to be covered.

Day 1 - City Centre Tour – Castle Area


Nottingham Castle and caves

Historic site at the heart of the Robin Hood legend and starting point for the English Civil War. Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London.

Costs: £8 entry fee for castle; £2.50 entry fee for museum; £5 additional fee for underground cave tour

Lunch option at the oldest Pub in England (the Trip to Jerusalem) or ask your guide for other ideas if you would prefer something different!


The evening activity is a BBQ on campus.

Day 2 - Lace Market Area

Galleries of Justice
England’s history of Crime and Punishment is a shocking one. As are the sinister and grim stories of Nottingham’s own outlaws which are brought to life in the building where they were judged, imprisoned and executed. We are the only museum of its kind in Europe, home to the Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and the only venue where you can discover Nottingham’s horrible history!


Costs: £11 entrance fee

City of Caves
Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves on actor-led tours with our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists, or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour.


Costs: £8 entrance fee

Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Nottingham Contemporary, designed by the award winning architects Caruso St John, is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. The venue has four galleries lit by 132 skylights, a performance and film Space, a Learning room, The Study, The Shop and Cafe.Bar.Contemporary. The gallery runs a range of special events and children’s workshops.


Costs: free admission


Lunch option in the art gallery or, again, ask your guide for other ideas.

The evening activity is a guided walk around campus and then a pub tour of Nottingham.

Day 3 – Conference excursion day

The evening activity is the Russian Party

Day 5 - Wollaton Hall


Wollaton Hall is one of the country’s finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events programme and an array of wildlife. Visit the Café in the Courtyard for light refreshments including freshly ground coffee, speciality teas and home made cakes.

Dinosaurs of China Exhibition (subject to ticket availability)

Dinosaurs of China is a one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs that has come to Europe for the first time.

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, hosts the main exhibition, with a complementary exhibition at Lakeside Arts. Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, Dinosaurs of China brings to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today.

Costs: free entry to Wollaton Hall ground, Dinosaurs of China £7, free entry to Lakeside Arts Centre

Lunch/Coffee option at Wollaton Hall cafe, Lakeside cafe or elsewhere on campus.


Day 4 – Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Centre is an eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough
Nature Reserve which is managed and operated by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Visitors can walk around the network of paths enjoying the peaceful landscapes and learning about the flora and fauna which have made Attenborough a favourite place for visitors for many years.

Costs: free entry

Lunch option at the reserve cafe.



The evening activitiy is the conference dinner followed by a Ceilidh (dance).




Each of these activities can be reached by tram/bus from Nottingham campus. Each day you will be accompanied by one of the conference organising members, who will show you where to go and help you get the most out of your day.