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Social Programme

The Social Programme of EFMC-ISMC 2016 will include the following events:

  • Welcome Reception on Sunday, August 28
    Venue: Manchester Central
    Participation in the welcome reception is free of charge, but subject to prior registration (during your on-line registration).

  • Excursions on Wednesday, August 31
    Optional excursions will take place during the afternoon of August 31. Excursions are subject to prior registration and payment (during your on-line registration). Further information on the proposed excursions is available below. All excursions will take place at the same time, so only 1 excursion per person can be booked.

  • Symposium Banquet on Wednesday, August 31
    Venue: Manchester Cathedral
    Manchester Cathedral has been centre stage in its city’s history for nearly 600 years. In 1421 Henry V signed a royal charter granting permission for a collegiate church to be built. In 1847 a new Manchester diocese was created and this historic church became a Cathedral.

    The participation to the Banquet is optional, and requires prior registration as well as a contribution of 60,00€ per participant. Please register for the banquet during your on-line registration. Persons willing to attend the Banquet, but who are not registered for the symposium either as scientific delegate or as accompanying person, will be charged a fee of 150,00€.


EXCURSION 1: Highlights of Manchester

Board your coach for this 3.5hr tour of Manchester Highlights throughout which your tour guide will give you a commentary and explain the history of the City and the sights. The tour showcases both the historic buildings of the City as well as the more modern face of Manchester. It will also include outside views of Whitworth Gallery, Old Trafford Stadium, Salford Quays, Castlefield etc.

Price per person: 26,00€
Minimum number of participants: 25

EXCURSION 2: Manchester United Museum & Stadium tour

Manchester United is probably one of the best known teams throughout the world. With this tour you will go behind the scenes and see the stadium through the eyes of Manchester United greats themselves. From the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, to the atmosphere soaked players’ dressing room, every moment will seem to carry the roar of 76,000 fans in your ears. You will visit the Museum and share in 130 years of history of one of the world’s greatest teams.

Price per person: 56,00€
Minimum number of participants: 30

EXCURSION 3: Visit English Manor House (Tatton Park)

Located in 1,000 acres of the most beautiful deer park, the former Egerton family home is open for you to explore. Wander at leisure through huge glorious Gardens, uncover centuries of history at the Mansion and witness life above and below the stairs.

Price per person: 56,00€
Minimum number of participants: 25 - Maximum: 75

EXCURSION 4: Robinson's Brewery Tour

Submerge yourself in almost 180 years of brewing excellence and discover the heritage of this proudly independent family brewery. Get insights into original and new equipment, reveal the secrets behind the brewing process and sample award winning cask ales! 

Price per person: 60,00€ (including tasting)
Minimum number of participants: 25

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