The Middlesex Hospital Symposium – Saturday 31st August 2019
When you applied for the symposium you will have received an e-mail confirming your payment and number of tickets applied for. In early August we will be contacting all delegates again to confirm the tickets they applied for.
The following information is about the Symposium.
Address: The Institute of Education, in the main building at 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL.
Registration: Starts at 8.30am (not at 8am as stated in email) and coffee, tea and fresh pastries will be available
Symposium: Starts at 10am sharp and we expect the symposium to finish by 4.30pm
Refreshments. Coffee/tea interval with biscuits in the morning and afternoon including a buffet lunch.
Cloakroom: Light luggage can be left there
Sale: Various items will be on sale including The Middlesex Hospital cutlery, books including Hilary St George Saunders book entitled ‘The Middlesex Hospital 1745-1948’
Displays. There will also be a small number of displays and a rolling power-point of images about Life at The Middlesex.
Changing. There will be changing facilities for those attending the Gala Dinner.
Flowers: After the symposium guests are encouraged to take the flowers on the stage home
All halls and rooms at 20 Bedford Way are accessible. A managed evacuation process is available from areas on levels 1 and 3 of the building for persons with mobility impairment.
All areas of levels 4 to 9 of the building are accessible and feature horizontal means of escape and adapted facilities.
Travelling to 20 Bedford Way
Please check the TFL and National Rail websites for any works going on to avoid being delayed
Bus stops, within a 5 to 15-minute walk, are located on Euston Road, Gower Street, Tottenham Court Road, Woburn Place and Southampton Row. The closest are on Woburn Place and Southampton Row.
The closest tube station to us is Russell Square which is just 5 minutes’ walk away but there are 6 more within a 5 to 15-minute walk, including: Euston, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Warren Street, providing excellent access to most parts of the city via the Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, and Central Lines.
Euston station is around a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride away. Kings Cross and St Pancras stations are less than a mile away and provide access to national and international rail links and, because of our excellent tube links, most of London’s principal railway stations are all within a 30-minute journey by bus or tube.
Gatwick, Heathrow, Stanstead and the City airport are all within a 1 to 2-hour journey.
There is unfortunately no car parking available on site. On-street parking in the neighbourhood is available and managed by Camden Council. Private parking is offered within a few minutes’ walk by National Car Parks (NCP).
20 Bedford Way is located within the London Congestion Charging Zone.
There is a cycle-hire docking station on the east side of our main building, in Bedford Way. It is managed by Transport for London. Visitors arriving on their own bikes may lock them to the perimeter railing of the concourse, on the west side of our main building.
The lectures all take place in the Logan Hall
Green Room and Changing Rooms can be used after the symposium for those wishing to change for the Gala Dinner.
The Elvin and Jeffery Halls, Jeffery Hall Foyer, Drama Studio and Crush Hall are areas where the refreshments and buffet lunch will be served.
WC’s are clearly marked on this map.
When you applied for the Gala Dinner you will have received an e-mail confirming your payment and number of tickets applied for. In early August we will be contacting all delegates again to confirm the tickets they applied for.
The following information is about the Gala Dinner.
Address: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5DA T. 0207 269 1873
7pm: Drinks reception in the Balmoral suite
8pm: Dinner commences in the Grand Hall
Table Plan: On arrival guests will be provided with a booklet showing their table and a seating plan
Dress: Lounge suits or Black Tie
Wine: Extra bottles of wine and spirits can be ordered from the waiter or waitress and paid for by guests
Travelling to De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
Please check the TFL and National Rail websites for any works going on to avoid being delayed.
Nearest Tube Station: Holborn, Covent Garden or Temple.
Flowers: After the dinner guests are encouraged to take their table flowers home
Changing Room: Is available
Disabled Access Information at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
– Stair climber available on request (wheelchair is loaded on to the platform and then the machine ‘climbs’ the stairs)
– Button to notify reception that a guest at the bottom of the main entrance steps requires assistance
– Cloakroom is staffed and wheelchair accessible
– There is a stair lift that goes up the staircase (close to the cloakroom) to the Balmoral Suite entrance
– All reception staff are trained to deal with accessibility and mobility issues
– If a guest is wheelchair bound and cannot use the stair lift once inside the building we will require notice in advance, so we can arrange a route for them to take.
This would take the form of taking the West lift to the second or third floor, then taking the central lift down to the upper ground floor where the Balmoral Suite and Grand Hall is located.
Area Map of De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5DA