Conference programme – 2017

2017 Conference Programme

2017 Conference Proceedings – Abstracts


The venue

aardman032Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall where audiences have been enjoying music since 1867. The imposing and iconic foyer has made Colston Hall an architecturally significant and striking addition to Bristol’s skyline and befits the many fantastic performers who play here. With a café bar, roof terrace, conferencing and education facilities, plus disabled access to all floors they offer a top quality experience to visitors

The venue sits in the heart of Bristol, with many cultural sites nearby, including Brunel’s ss Great Britain and Clifton Suspension Bridge. Recognised as a European Green Capital, Bristol has many green spaces and promotes low carbon living and green innovation.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at Bambalan, located adjacent to the conference venue, Colston Hall, on Tuesday 11 July. This is an open air event set on the restaurant’s roof terrace, which provide stunning views of Bristol city centre. The restaurant serves Mediterranean/North African food alongside an exquisite selection of drinks. A large number of small tables will ensure that all attendees are able to mingle (and play table tennis, if it takes your fancy!).
All dishes are prepared daily and cooked in a wood-fired oven, charcoal robata grill or rotisserie and made from fresh, local ingredients.  For special dietary needs, please contact

Guests are advised to bring a warm layer of clothing.


An extensive range of accommodation recommendations based on location and price can be found on the Visit Bristol website.

A selection of hotels located near the conference venue, Colston Hall are:

Homestay Bristol (Hostel) – Priced from £18/night

Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (Lewins Mead) – Priced from £40/night

Berkeley Apartments – Lower Park Row – Priced from £57/night

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel – Priced from £65/night

Radisson Blu Hotel – Priced from £99/night

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel – Priced from £109/night

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa – Priced from £115/night

Hotel du Vin – Priced from £140/night