Social Events

Social activities are an important element of the SICSA PhD Conference – they give you a chance to network with students from across Scotland, catch up with people you know already, and make new contacts. We have therefore scheduled plenty of time each day for delegates to gather together informally. The poster sessions will also provide you with an opportunity to find out about some of the great research currently being undertaken within the SICSA institutions.

At the end of the first day, 27th June, delegates are invited to a Civic Reception in the grand surroundings of the Glasgow City Chambers.There will be complementary drinks and a buffet dinner, accompanied by light music from the Amarone Ensemble. This will be a chance to relax, eat and drink after a busy first day!

The Glasgow City Chambers is located in George Square in the heart of Glasgow, less than 10 minutes walk from the conference accommodation. The location is shown on the map here.

The evening reception will formally begin at 7.30pm – delegates are advised to arrive at around 7.15pm.

Post-Reception Activities

After the evening reception finishes at 9.30pm, delegates are welcome to select one of the organised options for evening entertainment. Delegates can either:

  • Join friends and colleagues at the Committee Room No. 9 bar, where we have reserved a space especially for the conference. This will be a chance to continue the festivities late into the night! Committee Room No. 9 is shown on the map here.
  • Take part in our cinema trip to Cineworld Glasgow. If you have selected this option, please pick up your ticket from the registration desk on the morning of the 27th June. Cineworld is shown on the map here.

If you do not wish to take part in any of the post-reception activities, there are many other options for entertainment in Glasgow’s bustling city centre. For information on what to do and see, please visit or