Social Programme

Welcome reception

The TopNux 2006 delegates are warmly invited to an evening reception which will be held at the Two Temple Place on Tuesday 21 March, 6.30-8.30pm. Only delegates can attend this event.

There can be few mansions in London as breathtaking as Two Temple Place, built in 1895 for Lord William Astor Waldorf as his residence and estate office. The interior especially is a stunning example of late-Victorian design, workmanship and architecture.

The reception will be held at the Great Hall overlooking the Thames River. The renaissance-style hall boasts a hammer beam ceiling carved in Spanish mahogany, panelled walls in pencil cedar, a carved and gilded frieze showing characters famous in history and fiction, and glass stained windows. It is an unforgettable setting for the TopNux reception.

Two Temple Place

Address and access of Two Temple Place


2 Temple Place
London WC2R 3BD


Two Temple Place is a 15 minutes walk away from the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre so no transfer will be organised for the delegates. Two Temple Place can also be reached by public transport. Closest tube stations: Temple (Circle and District Lines) or Blackfriars (Circle Line).

For more information, please check out the access map:

The Topnux 2006 reception is graciously sponsored by BNFL


Conference dinner

A conference dinner, preceded by a cocktail reception, will be organised at the Science Museum on Wednesday 22 March 2006. The reception is scheduled at 7.30pm followed by dinner from 8.15pm. The event is included in the registration fee. Accompanying Persons are welcome to register for the dinner (see the TopNux registration form).

The Science Museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collections of science, technology, industry and medicine. As the venue for the Gala Reception and Dinner, it will be a rare opportunity for you to enjoy this amazing venue out of public opening hours and with the finest of London’s hospitality.

The conference dinner will be held in the brand-new Energy Gallery. It is the latest gallery at London's Science Museum, especially created for young people to explore how energy powers every aspect of their lives.

Science Museum

Following the reception, the Gala Dinner will be held in the Making the Modern World Gallery. This unique, awe-inspiring gallery chronologically presents 150 of the most significant items from the Science Museum's collections from 1750 to 2000. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to see a display that shows so vividly the development of the modern industrial world.

Address and access of the Science Museum


Science Museum
Exhibition Road
South Kensington
London SW7


The museum is very easily accessible by public transport so no bus transfer will be organised for the delegates. The closest metro station is South Kensington (Circle & District Line, Piccadilly Line). The museum is a 5 minute walk from this station

For more information, please check out the museum website:

The TopNux 2006 dinner is kindly sponsored by GE

General Electric

The TopNux 2006 pre-dinner cocktail reception is graciously sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer