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enjoy your SPR conference in Oxford

Friday Banquet Dinner

Grand Hall at Balliol College

Come dine with us and enjoy the splendour and tradition of one of Oxford’s oldest colleges!

The conference banquet dinner will take place on the evening of Friday 22 September 2017, at Balliol College, Oxford.

Balliol is one of the oldest Oxford colleges, founded in 1263.
The main site is on historic Broad Street and the college houses an impressive array of buildings from its 19th-century façade to the College’s oldest 15th century buildings.
You can read more about the College’s history by visiting:

The conference banquet will begin with pre-dinner drinks in the Master’s Lodgings or Garden Quad (weather dependent).
The banquet dinner will take place in the beautiful 19th-century dining Hall. With a vaulted ceiling, portraits on the walls and candles by night,
this traditional college setting will make a magnificent venue for our banquet. Following the dinner join us at the Buttery for an after dinner bar,
just steps from the dining Hall, in the grounds of the College.

The banquet will consist of pre-dinner drinks, a three course set dinner, wine and coffee.
Most dietary requirements can be catered for if indicated in advance.
Reservations for the banquet dinner can also be made for additional guests.
Please note that we recommend booking for the banquet dinner at the time of registration.
Bookings can be made no later than Friday 8 September 2017.
Banquet tickets will not be available at the conference.

In the spirit of an Oxford college ‘dinner in Hall’ we respectfully request that guests wear formal dinner/evening dress.
Join us in keeping this tradition and making this a truly memorable occasion!

This is a unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere, fine food and wine of a dinner in Hall at Oxford.
We look forward to welcoming you to Balliol.