The conference will take place at the Buxton Campus of University of Derby. The venue is also known as the ‘Dome’, and is located at the centre of the town of Buxton.

The Dome is a grade II listed building which includes the largest Dome in Europe at over 150ft diameter. It is architecturally stunning and with its 44-column, 150ft diameter colonnade supporting the 560 ton roof, it is one of Buxton’s most famous landmarks.

Dome inside 1

Built in the late 18th century as the Great Stables by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, it provided facilities for up to 120 horses and accommodation for the servants and ostlers accompanying visitors who were staying in the Crescent.

Nearly a century after its construction, the building was converted to eventually become the Devonshire Royal Hospital. In 2001 the University of Derby acquired the building and the Dome is now a campus for the University  of Derby. The Buxton Campus opened in 2006 by HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The dome