There will be three receptions during the conference:

– opening reception at the Hunterian Museum (2 Aug)
– civic reception in Glasgow City Chambers (4 Aug)
– reception in Special Collections (6 Aug)

The Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum – Antonine Wall Exhibition, © JSutcliffe

On the evening of Sunday 2 August, delegates will be welcomed at a reception in the Hunterian Museum. The Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum, and contains a huge variety of objects. It features stunning permanent displays of archaeology, palaeontology, geology, zoology, entomology, ethnography and numismatics. The entrance gallery showcases the collection of spectacular monumental sculpture and other Roman artefacts recovered from the Antonine Wall, including richly sculptured distance slabs, unique to the frontiers of the Roman Empire. A selection of Anglo-Saxon coins will be on display during the reception and throughout the conference. The reception will be free to delegates, but must be booked via the online registration form.

For more information on the Hunterian collections, click here: The Hunterian.


Glasgow City Chambers

On the evening of Tuesday 4 August, a civic reception for delegates will be held in Glasgow City Chambers, one of the premier Victorian buildings in the centre of Glasgow. We are delighted that the City of Glasgow has kindly agreed to host this reception for us, free of charge.

Glasgow City Chambers, image © Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits

Glasgow City Chambers © Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits

For more information on Glasgow City Chambers, click here:
Glasgow City Chambers


Glasgow University Library Special Collections


On the evening of Thursday 6 August, there will be a reception in Glasgow University Library, in conjunction with an exhibition of medieval manuscripts in the Special Collections Department. The reception will be free to all delegates, and there is no need to book in advance.

For more information on Special Collections, please visit the website.