The Social Stuff

20 07 2009

Every year at IWMW people always say that it’s the social stuff that they get the most out of: the 3 Ns – networking, networking and networking! Networking is a pretty formal title for having a good time with like minded people! This year there will plenty of opportunity for doing that.

Monday 27th July 2009

Those of us who are already on campus will be heading out to some local restaurants and pubs. A good list of local venues is available from the IWMW2009 Web site. We will post more on the plans nearer the time.

Tuesday 28th July 2009

The workshop meal will be held on in a marquee in the grounds of the University. For those who haven’t been before the dress code is ‘anything goes’, though some of us do like to make a bit of an effort! No dinner jackets and ball gowns necessary (unless they are your attire of choice!) We are still sorting out your entertainment but hopefully it will be good fun and something to remember!

Wednesday 29th July 2009

There will be a drinks reception at the The Moot Hall, the Town Hall, Colchester. Coach pick up for the drinks reception at Moot Hall is from Car Park A on campus near the accommodation at 6.45 pm sharp. The drinks reception begins at 7 pm.

Afterwards there is free time in which delegates can eat at one of the many restaurants in Colchester. Delegates will have to make their own way back to campus by bus or taxi.

Has anyone got any recommendations?




2 responses

20 07 2009
Keith Brooke

My current favourites for eating in Colchester are:
– 1603, The Seige House, although it’s a bit of a trek from the town centre (I wouldn’t head there without phoning ahead to book a table: 01206 792333)
– The Lemon Tree (which has been fantastic every time I’ve eaten there, apart from when we took the IWMW organising committee, when the food was a bit patchy…)
– The Slug and Lettuce (only a couple of minutes walk along the High Street from the drinks reception; chain pub with squishy sofas and good food)

The North Hill Noodle Bar is nearby too, and very good. Ooh – or how about Prezzo’s, or Zizzi’s, or Qube? Damn… I’m hungry now…

21 07 2009
Werner Erasmus

I wonder if it is worth printing out some 2for1 restaurant vouchers from Martin Lewis’s website,

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