28 March 2015

Paradigms Lost

      This year the Medieval English Theatre meeting on Paradigms Lost
will be hosted by John McGavin at Southampton University

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Go to: Registration Details; Directions and parking; Useful Phone numbers; Overnight accommodation; Dinners.

  • Speakers will include: Greg Walker (Edinburgh), Pamela M. King (Glasgow), Jason Burg (Birmingham), Nadia van Pelt (Leiden), Lindsey Cox (Kent), James McBain (Fribourg), and Stephanie Allen (Fribourg), and Garrett Epp (Alberta and Lille). The day will finish with a round-table discussion.
  • There will also be a drama workshop performance masterminded by Elisabeth Dutton on Narcissus, A Twelfth Night Merriement, first played at St John’s College, Oxford, in 1602.

     Registration Details:

  • The registration Fee is £35. Please register by downloading and filling in the Registration form, and sending it with payment to Dr Sue Niebrzydowski by 1 March 2015 at the latest. Do not try to fill in the form online: download it first.
  • You can pay by bank transfer (preferred), in which case you may return the form by e-mail as an attachment to s.niebrzydowski@bangor.ac.uk. If you can only pay by sterling cheque, you should print out the form and send it by post with the cheque to Dr Sue Niebrzydowski, School of English, Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG.
  • Details of the Medieval English Theatre bank account are on the Registration Form. If paying by bank transfer, please give the following reference to identify your payment: ‘Meet2015’ followed by your surname.

     Directions and parking:

     Useful Phone numbers:

  • John (mobile): 07552 509 746
  • John/Joan (home) 20 Donnington Grove: 023 8058 1054

     Overnight accommodation:

  • If you need to stay overnight on on Friday 27 or Saturday 28 March, the nearest accommodation available is at Highfield House Hotel, 119 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1AQ, or at the Elizabeth House Hotel, 42-44 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XP. Each is ten minutes’ walk from the Avenue Campus

    Highfield House: £66 B&B (and parking): Refer to the METC allocation and reservation number 113139. You can email Viv Cooper on VivCooper@highfieldhousehotel.co.uk or phone her directly on 02380 554223 or DD 02380 516633. N.B. From 10 February for a couple of weeks, e-mail Claire Jones at sales@highfieldhousehotel.co.u or phone on the same number as above.
    If you are coming by train to stay in the Highfield House Hotel, get off at Southampton Airport Parkway, and cross over the footbridge to the taxi rank.

    Elizabeth House Hotel: £66.50 per room per night for a single occupancy ensuite room. This price includes full English breakfast, service, VAT, free connection to the wi-fi and parking. Quote 'Medieval English' as a pass word. Mrs Karen E. Hockin is the Owner/Manager.
    If you are coming by train to stay in the Elizabeth House Hotel, get off at Southampton Central and take a taxi from the rank on the side you get off.

    If you are coming by car both Hotels have adequate parking.


  • Friday Dinner. There will be the usual dinner on the evening of Friday 27 March (not included in conference fee).
    This has been booked for Ceno’s restaurant on Friday at 7pm. Ceno’s is located at 119 Highfield Lane, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1AQ (tel: 023 8055 4400). It is attached to the Highfield House Hotel, where some of you are staying. If you go to ‘Ceno’s Southampton’ via Google, and go onto the Google map associated with it, you will by enlarging the map a little be able to see the University Avenue Campus, where the conference is being held, the Highfield House Hotel, Cenos, and Donnington Grove, where the buffet will be on Saturday night. If you are going from the Elizabeth House Hotel to Ceno’s, please go out of the front door, turn left, walk to the junction and then left again. Take a bus (probably any bus will do) from outside the Travel Lodge and ask to be put off at ‘Portswood Junction’. Ceno’s is round the corner to the left in Highfield Lane, on the corner with Shaftesbury Avenue.
  • Saturday Buffet. This will take place at 20 Donnington Grove SO17 1RW. JOhn and Joan are assuming we will start to arrive around 6pm. It is 15 minutes’ downhill saunter from the conference venue; five minutes’ walk from the Highfield House Hotel and from Ceno’s. If you are living at the Elizabeth House Hotel, I will supply you with a map for getting home afterwards. If you come by car, could you please get a sense of how full the cul de sac is: it might be better to park just outside it; we are only 30 seconds’ walk away in the turning circle?

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