Welcome Reception

Time and Date: 7-10pm, 14 December 2017
Location: Mordens Wine Bar
7-9 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0TA


The welcome reception will be held on the first night of ACE, at Mordens Wine Bar ( in Blackheath. Blackheath is a historic area of London, which was said to have gotten its name from its use as a burial pit during the Black Death in the the medieval period. 

The nearest station is Blackheath National Rail Station. You can reach Mordens Wine Bar within 20 minutes from the conference venue by taking the Southeastern train line from London Bridge Station.

Michael Faraday Gala Banquet

Time and Date: 7-10pm, 15 December 2017
Location: The Royal Institution, The Library
21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS



The Gala Banquet will take place at The Royal Institution building, an iconic Georgian architecture home to the organisation devoted to scientific education and research (

The Institution has had an instrumental role in the advancement of science since its founding. Notable scientists and Nobel laureates who have worked there include Sir Humphry Davy (who discovered sodium and potassium), Michael Faraday, James Dewar, Sir William Henry Bragg and Sir William Lawrence Bragg (who jointly won the Nobel prize for their work on x-ray diffraction), Max Perutz, John Kendrew, Antony Hewish and George Porter.

Throughout its history, the Institution has supported public engagement with science through a programme of lectures, many of which continue today. The most famous of these are the annual Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, founded by Michael Faraday.

The nearest station is Green Park Underground Station. You can reach The Royal Institution within 20 minutes from the conference venue by taking the Jubilee Underground line from London Bridge Station.