Hosts & Venues

This year the conference will be hosted by:

The Main Conference Venue: The Grosvenor Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

The primary location for the academic programme will Manchester Metropolitan University’s Grosvenor Building.

The Grosvenor Building is a new creative hub for Arts & Humanities, providing a wide array of facilities including a theatre, studio space, TV and radio studios and a rooftop networking space for conferences, hybrid events and performances. It is also home to the first poetry library in the North West.

All the rooms in the Grosvenor Building, whether a conference auditorium, lecture theatre, meeting room or boardroom are fully accessible.

Map of All Saints Park and surrounding venues

All Saints Building: Entrance to University Library and meeting point for Special Collections Tour

Cavendish St: Main entrance to Conference

Grosvenor: Main Conference Venue

Geoffrey Manton: Saturday Plenary Lecture

Grosvenor Floor Plans

The Samuel Alexander Theatre, University of Manchester

The University of Manchester’s impressive Samuel Alexander Theatre will host Friday’s Plenary lecture and some of the larger sessions on Friday. The Sam Alex is in the North wing of the the neoclassically designed Grade II listed Samuel Alexander Building, nestled in UoM’s beautiful Alan Gilbert Square. The building is an 8 minute walk down Oxford Road from the main conference venue. There are two entry points to the square: Burlington Street and, a little further along, Lime Grove:

The Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Saturday’s Plenary and some of the larger sessions will take place in Manchester Metropolitan’s Geoffrey Manton Building, located just round the corner from Grosvenor. The main highlight of the building is it’s impressive central atrium.