Accompanying persons' programme
There will be a programme of cultural and social activities
for accompanying persons.
We look forward to welcoming Accompanying People to ISTTT17 and have planned the programme below which we hope will offer something of interest to everyone. We will be happy to try to advise about any other activities on which people may want information. Please email email@example.com if you need further details.
Sunday July 22nd. Accompanying People are invited to attend the Welcome Reception at the Jolly St. Ermin’s Hotel (see Hotels page), where they will be registered and given details of any parts of the programme for which they have booked.
Monday July 23rd. A guided Orientation tour will start from the Jolly St. Ermin’s Hotel at 10.15 am. This will be a Sights of London morning coach tour (without stops) lasting approximately 2 hours, and ending near Tate Modern on the South Bank of the Thames, where there are a variety of opportunities for lunch and further sight-seeing on foot. A tour of the Shakespeare–related Globe Theatre can be arranged if there is sufficient interest (please see Registration Form for Accompanying Persons).
As well as the Tate Modern art gallery and the Globe, Southwark Cathedral, the Clink Prison and many other places of historic interest are within easy walking distance. Return to hotels will be by public transport, and those unfamiliar with London can be assisted to use this. Cost: Morning Tour £20. Lunch and afternoon sight seeing at people’s own expense. (See Registration Form for Accompanying Persons).
NB The cobbles underfoot on the Thames-side path are uneven in places and some of the venues which can be visited in the afternoon may involve climbing a few steps, therefore comfortable shoes for walking are suggested!
Evening. Symposium arrangements for Monday evening are still under consideration.
Tuesday July 24th. A day trip to Kew Gardens travelling by River Boat will take place leaving the Jolly St. Ermins hotel at 10.00 and returning late afternoon. Kew Gardens is a World Heritage site, and is particularly famous for its plant research and palm houses. There are a variety of eating places and a free afternoon tour can be taken.
Cost: £30 includes transport and entry fee but not lunch (see Registration Form for Accompanying Persons)
Evening. The Conference Dinner (to which Accompanying People are invited) takes place at The Royal Society. For cost please see participants’ Registration Form
Wednesday July 25th. There will be a morning visit to the Queen’s Gallery in the grounds of Buckingham Palace (lasting about 1 /1.5 hours) which can be followed by an opportunity to see part of the Changing of the Guard and (if the weather is good ) perhaps a lunch-time picnic in Green Park. Cost: for Gallery visit £10 (see Registration Form for Accompanying Persons).
Frances Allsop, Reiko Bell, Diana Smith
To book for this programme please fill out the Registration Form for Accompanying Persons. It can be found here