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Queens University

Queen’s University Belfast was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges in Ireland. It became an independent University in 1908 and is the 9th oldest university in the U.K. Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, a grouping which represents the top research intensive universities in the UK, and is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the World. The Conference venue will be Riddel Hall.

Riddel Hall is a Grade-2 Listed red brick building which has been sympathetically renovated to retain many original features whilst incorporating the best of today’s technology. Set in a magnificent 13-acre site, it features an array of adaptable meeting spaces, all fully equipped with modern AV systems.

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Queen’s University Belfast Facilities


Conference delegates will be invited to use the facilities available at Queen’s University Belfast. These include:-

Queen's Sport

Queen’s Physical Education Centre’s facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness suite and a comfortable café. Access to the café is free. Please ask a member of staff at the conference information desk for more information.

Queen's Film Theatre

A focal institution in the University’s cultural offering, the Queen’s Film Theatre on University Square is fully licensed and has a large modern foyer ideal for pre-show drinks. Please ask a member of staff at the conference information desk for more details.

Queen's Students' Union

The Students’ Union will be open during the conference and delegates can avail of facilities including a shop, chemist, café and seating areas.

The Naughton Gallery at Queen's

This gallery houses the University’s collection of silver and features a rolling programme of work from its own art collection. Please ask at the conference information desk for more details on what Exhibition is in place during the conference.