Four Hereford hotspots you’ll want to visit at EAN Congress in under four weeks’ time

New kid on the block NMITE welcomes us to Hereford for Congress 2023: New models. We introduce four of Hereford’s best venues, on offer to all EAN members during Congress. Including a public lecture in the Cathedral (home of the Mappa Mundi) and Annual Dinner on The Left Bank overlooking the River Wye.

Situated on the Welsh border, the rural city of Hereford is a charming backdrop and foodie paradise. Join us…

1. Hereford Cathedral

The historic Hereford Cathedral – home of the Mappa Mundi – will host the EAN Congress public lecture on June 12th. Hereford Cathedral is built on a place of worship used since Saxon times.  It contains some of the finest examples of art and architecture from Norman times to the present day.The Hereford Mappa Mundi is unique in Britain’s heritage; an outstanding treasure of the medieval world, it records how 13th-century scholars interpreted the world in spiritual as well as geographical terms.

We are thrilled to welcome Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE, FRS to this iconic venue. Dame Athene is Master of Churchill College, Cambridge and a distinguished physicist. In this lecture that will appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds, she will explore how today we face new challenges – sustainability, equality, and the speed of innovation in computing, medicine and technology – need new kinds of engineers and scientists, particularly women.

This is a free event open to everyone.

18:30 for 19:00 – 20:00, Monday 12th June 2023. Booking required (Congress delegates will be automatically registered.)

Hereford Cathedral, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG

2. The Rural Crafts Centre, Holme Lacy

Part of Herefordshire and Ludlow College, Blacksmith School is a world centre of metal-bashing and for many years was the only place to learn it. this home of metal bashing is…about The rural crafts centre Herefordshire and Ludlow College Rural Crafts Centre This is a three-hour

Delegates are invited to take part in an extended, uniquely Herefordian, hands-on workshop available on a first-come, first-served basis.

14:45 – 17.30, Monday 12th June 2023. Booking essential (places on a first-come, first-served basis.)

The Rural Crafts Centre, Herefordshire and Ludlow College, Holme Lacy, Hereford, HR2 6LL

3. The Left Bank Village

The Annual Congress Dinner will be hosted at the Left Bank Village overlooking the River Wye in the shadow of the Cathedral. Part of Hereford’s Indie Quarter, the venue is one of the city’s most popular venues for drinking and eating out, socialising and events.

Congress dinner is the networking highlight of the conference and will feature after-dinner entertainment from neuroscientist and comedian Dean Burnett. As well as the coveted EPC Hammermen Student Award, which celebrates the achievements of different engineering students each year.

19:00 – late, Tuesday 13th June 2023. Included in your Congress ticket.

The Left Bank Village, Bridge Street, Hereford HR4 9DG

4. The Shack Revolution

Not forgetting the informalities. Our opening night social presents to you an urban industrial indoor / outdoor venue built into Saxon city wall in the heart of Hereford City Centre. The Shack Revolution is based in the centre of Hereford, just off the main high street and near to popular accommodation including The Green Dragon.

Celebrating the street food vibe of an urban oasis Courtyard, we’re serving up a selection of curries and sundries for all tastes. Expect great food and atmosphere and an EPC pub quiz.

20:15 for 20:30 – late, Monday 12th June 2023. Included in your Congress ticket.

The Shack Revolution, Bastion Mews, Union Street, Hereford HR1 2BT

The Engineering Academics Network Annual Congress is the flagship event of the EPC year. With discounted member tickets, and an even bigger EPC subsidy for early career staff and staff from the hosting university, 2023 Congress is not to be missed.

Bookings are now being taken for EAN Annual Congress. Tickets and further information here.

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