Social Events & Excursions

Icebreaker – Sunday 26 August, Living Systems Institute. 19:30 – 22:00

Held at the Living Systems Institute, a brand-new, world-class building, which opened in Autumn 2016; the Icebreaker is an opportunity to get to know one another and network with the course lecturers while enjoying a light dinner and drinks with an impressive view looking out over the city and Exe estuary.


Quiz Night – Monday 27 August, The Imperial. 20:00

The Quiz night is being organised by Rungployphan Kieokaew, a University of Exeter Postgraduate from the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics.

It will be held in the impressive grounds of The Imperial, a very easy walk from the University campus. Previously the Imperial Hotel, from 1923 until 1994, this building had been converted from Elmfield House, built in 1810 for the County Surveyor James Green. The iconic orangery was added by Dr William Buller Henderson, who purchased the property in 1897. For more history of the building follow this link.


Afternoon Excursion – Wednesday 29 August, English Riviera. 13:30


Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistoric Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year. This iconic heritage attraction has many quality tourism awards.

This iconic heritage attraction has many quality tourism awards and is a gateway site to the UNESCO English Riviera Global Geopark.

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village is one of English Riviera’s most popular and visited attractions. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life.

A daytime visit to the Model Village showcases the intricate details of the models and the beautiful gardens. During evening opening, from dusk, thousands of miniature lights create a truly magical and enchanting atmosphere. You can see inside many of the tiny houses, even the streets have lamps and cars with working lights.



Summer School Gala Dinner – Thursday 30 August, Reed Hall. 19:00

The Summer School Gala Dinner will be held at Reed Hall, a stunning Grade II listed building. This grandiose Italianate mansion is a fine example of traditional architecture complemented by modernity.

We’ll provide further details of the menu here nearer the date and if you have any special dietary requirements please let us know during the registration process so we can ensure that you are well catered for.