During the conference there will be several optional social events.
- WEDNESDAY evening 12/09: Ice-breaker reception (free)
- THURSDAY evening 13/09: Maps and rare books exhibition + reception at Christ Church Library (free)
- Christ Church is one of the major research libraries in the world, home to tens of thousands of priceless documents and an impressive range of collections. They encompass a vast array of rare and unique materials in a multitude of formats, ranging from illuminated manuscripts, and early printed books to family papers, maps, artefacts, and images in all formats. There is also a significant collection of maps, altlases, travel books and navigation instruments.
- SATURDAY afternoon 15/09: Guided tour of Oxford (£3)
- The number of places for this tour is limited to 20 so early booking is advised.
- SATURDAY evening 15/09: Conference dinner at Brasserie Blanc (Walton Street, Jericho) (£50)
- SUNDAY 16/09: Visit to Blenheim Palace (£5)
- Blenheim Palace, located in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, is a World Heritage Site. Built between 1705 and 1722, the palace remains the family seat of the Dukes of Marlborough, and was the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. We will be given a private tour of the Palace, followed by a rare opportunity to view selected highlights from Blenheim’s map collection, then the rest of the day will be free to enjoy the stunning parkland and formal gardens.