Known around the world as the home of Robin Hood, Nottinghamshire is a diverse county full of tales to tell. Discover a county rich in legend and stories, which has inspired storytellers for centuries, including rebellious writers such as DH Lawrence, Alan Sillitoe and Lord Byron.
Located in the heart of England, the thriving city of Nottingham – only the second city in England to be accredited a UNESCO City of Literature status - is buzzing with events and attractions all year round.
The city is also a shopper's paradise, featuring high street favourites alongside individual boutiques and exclusive designers, including Sir Paul Smith who opened his first ever shop here in 1970.
Nottingham became England’s official Home of Sport in 2015, and is home to world famous sporting facilities such as Trent Bridge cricket ground, the National Ice Centre and the National Water Sports Centre.
Set high upon the Castle Rock and commanding spectacular views over the city, Nottingham Castle is an impressive 17th century ducal mansion, which now stands as a municipal museum. The first of its kind outside London, it houses beautiful works from around the world. Nottingham is built on more than 500 man-made, sandstone caves dating back to medieval times. Descend far below street level and discover how the caves were used as tanneries, bomb shelters and homes.
Enjoy a pint of tasty real ale and divine food whilst sat in a cave at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem - the oldest Inn in England, which is situated at the foot of Nottingham Castle.
The world’s first cultural centre for gaming - The National Videogame Arcade brings together fun interactive displays, opportunities to create your own games and a permanent exhibition of treasures showcasing the history of video gaming.
See www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk for more information.
Visitors to the conference can choose accommdation on either the University Park Campus to be near the conference venue or off campus if you prefer accommdation nearer to the City Centre