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Social Events

The EDENRW8 offers a great opportunity to socalise and network in an informal setting. The pleasant surroundings will ensure inspiration for intellectual exploration, dialogue, learning-partnerships and collaboration. This page provides you information on the Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner as well.

Welcome Reception

It will take place on 26 October in the Sheldonian Theatre. We are pleased, that the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor Mohammed Abbasi will honour the Welcome Reception with his presence.

Described as one of the architectural jewels of Oxford, this historical building constructed nearly 350 years ago has many interesting features. The official ceremonial hall of the University of Oxford is situated in the city centre.

The Welcome Reception helps you to set the mood for the Workshop. Meet your colleagues, EDEN Fellows and Senior Fellows, and NAP members and enjoy the welcoming athmosphere. EDEN Staff will help you to find out the best ways to exploit the event. The EDEN Fellow Award will be presented at this occasion.

EDEN Fellows Walk and Talk: Before the Welcome Reception, a number of Fellows will walk with the delegates joining on the hotel gardens or in another Oxford location and discuss digital education futures.

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner on 27 October will be organised in the Cathedral Suite of Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel.

The Dinner has an additional charge of €55/£45 per person. You can book your place on by marking your preference via the Online Registration Form.

The EDEN Best Research Paper Award will be presented at the event.