The BLRS Dinner will be held at the Edwardian neo-gothic Whitworth Hall. This stunning venue is in the University of Manchester, and is adjacent to the Manchester Museum, which is open late on Thursdays, where you can see Stan the T-Rex skeleton, as well as a host of other animal and geological specimens. After visiting the museum, you can enter the Whitworth Hall for a drinks reception at 1930 and then sit for dinner for 2030.
After dinner, there will be an 80s disco, and there will be a bar for those in need of dutch courage for dancing. The Whitworth Hall is on Oxford Road, where most of the conference hotels are located, and is only 10 minutes walk from the conference venue at Manchester Metropolitan University.