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PLATO 2017 Social Events

Conference Dinner (19:00, Wednesday 6th September)

The conference dinner took place in the Panorama Suite of the Rootes Building on central campus (see Conference Venue). It was a three-course dinner, with vegetarian options available.


Starter: Feta Croustade with lentils and basil (v)

Main Course: Confit pork glazed apple, black pudding and apple croquette, bubble & squeak

Dessert: Citrus and ginger brulee tart

Vegetarian menu

Starter: Feta Croustade with lentils and basil

Main Course: Truffled vegetable roll, cabbage cone, duchess potato and brandy cream jus

Dessert: Dark chocolate tart tangerine ice

Special diets (e.g. lactose intolerance, gluten free, vegan) have been accounted for, and will be dealt with separately.


Free per table: 2 bottle Pino Grigio (Alverdi, Italy)

1 bottle Les Petits Roucas Carignan Merlot (France)

Excursion to Warwick Castle (Friday 8th September)

On the Friday following the conference, we ran a group excursion to Warwick Castle, a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and one of the most recognisable examples of 14th century military architecture in the UK. Various Earls of Warwick played important roles in both the Wars of the Roses, and the English Civil War.

Travel to the castle was by minibus, meeting outside the Ramphal building at 09:30. Tickets were prebooked, and provided at registration. Tickets included a visit to the castle dungeons at 11:30 (optional).