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General Chat Thread, Conference Venue for the South/South West in General; I voted Bristol, shorter distance! lol...
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    I voted Bristol, shorter distance! lol

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    I vote Reading Easier for me to get to than Bristol and Exter!

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    Keep answering!

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    Hmm maybe you'd like to change the the title then? after all the title of the thread is "Conference Venue for the South/South West/ Midlands?" and I get berated for suggesting the midlands?

    Wether it's on the mainline to preston or wherever I'm not really bothered about travelling from the east coast to the west coast is an issue for me personally.

    Do we not have any friends at any universities that could accomodate?

    Thanks.

    Ben

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    Bristol or Birmingham is good and quite central!

    I'll hop in we can split the bridge bill joe

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    I'd go to a reading(or midlands) conference, I've always ended up with too much on during the summer half term to get away from here for 2+ days for the preston conference

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    I'm near Exeter but voting for Bristol as that's probably better for most!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Hmm maybe you'd like to change the the title then? after all the title of the thread is "Conference Venue for the South/South West/ Midlands?" and I get berated for suggesting the midlands?
    Sorry, you are quite right - title changed. I was just thinking that the people in the midlands would be able to get to the SW if they could go straight down the M5. So what we are looking at is a venue for people in the southern half of the country, veering towards the western edge.

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    I'd say somewhere around Taunton. Still well connected, and if you look at Dillington House, they do very good food!!

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    Happy to go to Bristol as I'm from there and I can visit family at the same time !!

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    Bristol for me.........

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    I voted Reading, simply for the fact its easiest for me to get too.

    However, surely in the south somewhere like Milton Keynes which is central to Kent, Cornwall, Devon, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Leicester, Ipswich, Peterborough, Norwich etc.

    It has fantastic transport links, hotels are cheap, and there are decent conference facilities, as well as a good shopping centre, restaurants and night life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I voted Reading, simply for the fact its easiest for me to get too.

    However, surely in the south somewhere like Milton Keynes which is central to Kent, Cornwall, Devon, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Leicester, Ipswich, Peterborough, Norwich etc.

    It has fantastic transport links, hotels are cheap, and there are decent conference facilities, as well as a good shopping centre, restaurants and night life.
    Milton Keynes is about as 'central' to the south as Edinburgh is to Scotland... Its the opposite side of the country to Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, etc...

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    According to ordinance survey and RAC, south (covering from cornwall to kent) and midlands (up to nottingham and stoke) most central point is bletchley (just outside of milton keynes) which is why I suggested it.

    *EDIT*

    Just seen that witch edited the title! haha my bad!
    Last edited by nephilim; 28th February 2011 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    According to ordinance survey and RAC, south (covering from cornwall to kent) and midlands (up to nottingham and stoke) most central point is bletchley (just outside of milton keynes) which is why I suggested it.
    And I am saying that they are wrong. Look at a map. The distance from Norwich to MK is half that of the distance from Plymouth to MK. It would be a good place, if Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Devon weren't included.

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