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Kings Arms – 6pm onwards, 16th September

Come and meet your fellow delegates and some of the CleanMed team at what is claimed to be the oldest pub in Oxford. We have booked a room at the Kings Arms pub on the corner of Broad Street and Holywell Street for an informal drink before the conference starts. Try out some fine cask English ales and excellent English food or we can point you towards some of the great pubs and restaurants in the city centre.


Ashmolean Museum, Drinks and Canapés Reception, Tuesday, 17th September, 6.30-8.30pm, Sponsored by KPMG

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of KPMG, we are pleased to welcome you to the stunning new atrium at the world-renowned Ashmolean museum. Relax, mingle after the first day, and look at the eclectic, fascinating exhibits. The galleries are interlinked by one big theme, Crossing Cultures, Crossing Time while the collections span the civilizations of East and West, charting the aspirations of humankind from the Neolithic era to the present day. The neoclassical architecture of the museum dates back to 1845 with the atrium being part of extensive renovations in 2009. 


Gala Dinner and Ceilidh, Oxford Town Hall, Wednesday, 18th September, 7.00pm onwards, Cost: £55

No conference is complete without the chance to put on your finery, eat, drink and dance. Oxford Town Hall is perfect for this venue. Opened in 1897, the Grade II listed building has been a focal point of Oxford life, housing at various times the council offices, city library, police station, courtroom and cells. The Museum of Oxford currently resides in the basement. Famous visitors include Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Booking in advance required through the registration process (this can also be done retrospectively).


Walking Tours (sponsored by BUPA), Thursday, 19th September, 3.30-5.00pm

The best way to see Oxford is on foot with a tour guide and thanks to BUPA sponsorship, we can offer this for free. Whether your tastes run to a Morse-themed or College tour, we can accommodate you. Harry Potter lovers will also have a chance to visit settings used in the films. For those of you interested in the medical history of Oxford, Dr Eric Sidebottom, author of Oxford Medicine: A Walk Through Nine Centuries is putting together a special walk for the conference (max 20 places). Please sign up for walks at registration on the first day.


Punting along the Cherwell and Thames rivers is a great way to relax after the conference, particularly with strawberries and champagne. Buy a picnic at one of the sandwich shops across from Examination schools, wander the short distance down to the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse and spend a pleasurable afternoon discovering a side of Oxford that many don't see. You can book in advance through the Boathouse and even hire a chauffeur. 5 people are allowed in a punt, so sign up on the last day if you want to share the experience.