Social Timetable

We have organised a social programme for the evenings of the conference. These events are included in the registration fee, and all delegates are free to participate.

Sunday 3rd September 2017

5pm-6.30pm: Evening drinks reception at Kents Hill Park.
6.30pm: The bar will be kept open for those who wish to network.

Monday 4th September 2017

6:30pm-8:30pm: Welcome Reception at the Open University.

Tuesday 5th September 2017

6:30pm-8:30pm: Conference BBQ at the Open University (outdoors if weather permits, else indoors), with entertainment from local entertainers.
8:30pm-10:30pm:Private film showing for PSD11 attendees and their guests of The Imitation Game, the 2014 blockbuster film, set in World War II, in which mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code. Much of the film was set in Bletchley Park, just a few miles from the Open University. A visit has been arranged to the museum on the Wednesday (see below).

Wednesday 6th September 2017

2pm-5pm:After the Tuesday-night film has set the scene, the conference will take a break from talks and posters to visit Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers and just a few miles from the Open University. Coaches will be provided.
5pm-8pm:The group visit to Bletchley Park will be followed by a private tour of the National Computer Museum where you can see 70 years of computing progress. The museum is also the home of Colossus, a set of computers developed by British codebreakers in 1943–1945 to help in the cryptanalysis of the Lorenz cipher.
The museum is kindly opening its doors after-hours for our private tours, followed by a drinks reception and evening meal in the museum’s facilities.

Thursday 7th September2017

6pm-7pm:Drinks reception at the Hilton (across the road from the Open University).
7pm-11pm:Conference dinner at the Hilton.

Above activities may be subject to change