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OR58 - Social Networking Events

Wednesday afternoon 7 September 2016

OR Society conferences are noted for their traditional Bar Quiz which will of course be taking place on the Tuesday evening and they are also noted for their amazing all-inclusive social networking excursions!
This year is no exception and there is a splendid choice of 3 networking excursions on offer which will take place on Wednesday afternoon immediately after the Presidents Medal talks.  

When you register online, you will be able to choose one of the following four options – the Dancing Man Brewery at Southampton, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (including the Mary Rose Museum) and a guided walk around Spice Island which is followed by a visit to Spinnaker Tower.  

Please note: It is not possible to attend the Making an Impact sessions on Wednesday afternoon and to take an excursion.  You will need to choose either to stay in Portsmouth University building for the Making an Impact sessions, or to choose one of the excursions listed below.

http://www.dancingmanbrewery.co.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/outside-house1.jpgDancing Man Brewery
(Not the Oakleaf as previously advertised).

Join us for a tour of the Dancing Man Brewery and some absolutely essential sampling! The Brewery’s mission is ‘to water, feed, entertain, serve and educate.’ They are passionate about brewing, recipes, hops and beer and offer a fine range of ales to try plus a chat with the brewers and a potted history of their historical building.

The Wool House was built after the French raid of 1338 by Cistercian Monks from Beaulieu Abbey. It stands with two storeys of stone rubble with angle quoins and a tiled roof. It was used as storehouse for wool exports to Europe.  During Southampton’s time as a leading wool port it was one of several wool houses. Today, it is the only surviving freestanding medieval warehouse in Southampton.

The coach will leave from Burnaby Terrace (near the Dennis Sciama building).
Depart time - 15:10 sharp!
This to arrive at the Brewery at about 15:45. The coach will leave the Brewery at about 17:30 and will return all delegates to Rees Hall by 18:30 to allow time for a spruce up before the drinks reception (19:00-19:45 at Boathouse 4 and gala dinner at Boathouse 7)

Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and (we hope), the Mary Rose Museum!

Victory Portsmouth um 1900.jpgSituated within a working Naval base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of historic ships and museums illustrating the Royal Navy and its place in British history past, present and future.
The Mary Rose Museum is a purpose built award winning museum showcasing the only 16th Century warship on display anywhere in the world but it’s not just the ship itself but the incredible range of artefacts and personal possessions of the crew that really bring this period to life. Having sunk of the Portsmouth coast in 1545 whilst preparing to do battle with the French she was raised in 1982 and has since undergone extensive stabilisation and conservation. The purpose built , award winning £27 Million museum only opened in May 2013 and this summer is being further developed to give even greater aces to the material recovered. 

HMS Victory, (pictured left in Portsmouth in 1990), is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. There have been many celebrated warships in Britain’s naval history but HMS Victory can justifiably claim to be the most famous of them all having served as Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.
 
Start Time + Ticket Information:
The meeting point for this event is from the foyer of the Dennis Sciama building at 15:10 sharp i.e. after the end of the Presidents Medal Plenary session.

You will need a Pre-paid Ticket to gain access to the Dockyard. All tickets will be supplied to you by the OR Society and you will be advised nearer the date of the conference about this.  Make sure you have your ticket before you walk up to the Dockyard. Your ticket enables you to pick and choose which attractions you visit. All the attractions operate on a free-flow basis. 
For a list of the attractions go to www.historicdockyard.co.uk and click on Site Attractions.
Please note that the Mary Rose Museum is now open.

The walk from University of Portsmouth to the Historic Dockyard will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes and transport can be arranged for those less able to undertake this.

Dwell time at each of the attractions is approximately one hour, so if you arrive at 15:30, expect to do two attractions before the site closes at 17:30. 

Spice Island Guided walk and a visit to (and up!) the amazing Spinnaker Tower

Come and join us for the Spice Island Guided walk to finish at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower!
Start Time + Ticket Information:
The meeting point for this event is from the foyer of the Dennis Sciama building at 15:10 sharp i.e. after the end of the Presidents Medal Plenary session.

You will need a Pre-paid Ticket to gain access to Spinnaker Tower. All tickets will be supplied to you by the OR Society and you will be advised nearer the date of the conference about this.  Make sure you have your ticket before you leave Portsmouth University for the guided tour.

The walk from University of Portsmouth to the Spice Island chosen start point will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes and transport can be arranged for those less able to undertake this. 
The exact meeting place will be confirmed nearer the date.
The guided tour will take place first, followed by a visit to the Spinnaker Tower and/or shopping areas.

Spice Island Guided WalkSpice Island Guided walk
The Spice Island guided walk will start and finish in the Gunwharf quays/Spinnaker tower area of Portsmouth. There will be time after the walk to visit (go up!) the Spinnaker Tower (see details below) aswell as spend time
shopping/browsing in the shops of Gunwharf Quays.

Discover the story The Point (also known as Spice Island), named for its importance as a major port importing exotic spices from around the world. It’s here that the city sprung to life, and the perfect starting point to uncover the history of Portsmouth. This walk is for visitors that are looking for a general introduction to the city and its history and will cover the old town and a range of historic aspects and the related characters associated with Portsmouth.  It is led by an expert Portsmouth City guide and is an excellent way to learn more about and see the interesting sites of this fascinating city.


The Emirates Spinnaker Tower                                           
The Spinnaker Tower stands some 115m above Portsmouth Harbour. Standing in the 110m high Sky Deck on a windy day, with it open to the elements gives you an appreciation of the remarkable engineering and geometric calculations that were behind building of this unique structure.

The Tower was built as a Millennium project as the centrepiece of the renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour project. It has become Portsmouth most prominent and iconic landmark, visible up to 23 miles away and on the seas edge with remarkable views across to the Isle of Wight and beyond (including Naval and cruise ships to view), as well as back across the City itself.  Its shape was chosen by Portsmouth residents from a selection and was designed by local firm HGP Architects.

For more information see the website at www.Spinnaker tower.co.uk.

Spinnaker tower is usually open until 6pm and an average visit time is around 45 mins, so you will have plenty of time after the Spice Island guided tour to view this building.