The conference will take place at the prestigious Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle. It is perfectly situated for visitors as it is only 2 minutes walk from Newcastle’s Central Station and easy walking distance from most central hotels.

The Society was originally founded in 1793 as a ‘conversation club’ and the current building, built in the 1820’s, now houses the largest independent library outside London, with over 160,000 books. It was a home for some of Newcastle’s great societies and a centre for debate on major issues of the day, indeed its one time Secretary, Robert Richardson Dees, published a tract entitled the Inexpediency of Capital Punishment as early as 1835. It is a magnificent building and a venue of great significance and historical importance in the region.

Literary & Philosophical Society

23 Westgate Road,

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE