page is dedicated to the years Annual Dinner of 2004, from here
you will be able to find out everything you need to know about this
years event. It was a great night and everyone had a great time,
especially watching Samuel fumble through his after dinner speech
before Dr Raychaudhury's talk. As always lots of probably embarrassing
photos where taken and these can be found below.
Thursday 11th March 2004 (19:30 onwards)
Thistle Hotel, Edgbaston (see below for directions)
£30 for Astrosoc Members and £33 for non-members
S Raychaudhury of the University
Annual Dinner included a three course meal (with wine) followed
by an after dinner talk by our guest speaker. More information on
the Menu and the Hotel
can be found below.
information on last years event see here.
Pictures from the event
A large amount of pictures where
taken and so
there is quite good coverage of the people attending and are taken
by many different people so we would like to thank everyone for
the use of their pictures. (more to come!)
there is such a large number of photos they have been split into
categories on different pages.
Supreme of chicken served with a red wine and
wild mushroom jus or roast gravy
(or Stuffed Peppers and
Mediterranean vegetables with cous cous).
Selection of market fresh vegetables and potatoes
Tropical cheesecake with a mango and strawberry
Freshly brewed coffee or tea
[A bottle of Piesporter and a bottle of Merlot
on each table]
From A38 follow signs for International Convention Centre (ICC),
Broad Street. On Broad Street continue towards Five Ways Island.
Take underpass which leads onto Hagley Road. The hotel is situated
1 mile on the right. There are 200 car parking spaces at no charge.
Birmingham New Street Railway Station is 2.5 miles from the hotel.
It is advised to take a taxi
This is within walking distance of the Vale, for a map see the
are some basic instructions on how to get to the hotel, these
are probably not the best for any individual but give a basic
idea (see below map).
Depart on BRISTOL ROAD
2 Turn left onto EDGBASTON PARK ROAD 0.2miles
3 Turn left onto PRITCHATTS ROAD 0.5m
4 Continue straight ahead onto RICHMOND HILL ROAD 1.2m
5 Turn left 1.7m
6 Turn right onto HARBORNE ROAD 1.71m
7 Turn left 2.11m
8 Turn left onto HAGLEY ROAD 2.12m
9 Bear right onto PORTLAND ROAD 2.32m
10 Arrive at your destination 2.42m
more information see the hotel's website.