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2008 Norwich

The 2008 Punch Club meeting was hosted by Krishna Sethia in Norwich from 1 to 3 October.

There is no formal record of where members & their guests were accommodated, nor any record of the social programme for accompanying persons.

The scientific sessions were held at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital and were, mostly, refreshingly non-urological - individual presentations are listed in the table below:

Paul King History of Norwich
Dr Andrew Moore Norwich School of Arts
Prof Trevor Davies Climate in the balance - can we stop it tipping?
Mark Guterres Epiphanies
Henry Cator Agriculture in Norfolk
Rob Mills Broccoli
Malcolm Fisher Churches of Norfolk
Stuart Irving Stone disease in Norwich

The Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, UEA - - 1962960

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (click the image for copyrightt & attribution)

During the afternoon of 2 October, members and guests enjoyed a guided tour of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. This is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art. The Centre houses the extraordinary art collection of Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, as well as the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau and the University’s Abstract and Constructivist Collection.

The black-tie Club dinner took place on the evening of 2 October at The Great Hospital, Norwich. This is a medieval hospital that has been serving the people of Norwich in Norfolk, England, since the 13th century. It is situated on a 7-acre site in a bend of the River Wensum to the north-east of Norwich Cathedral. Interestingly, it has the only surviving swan pit in Britain - the pit is designated as a "listed building" in its own right. 

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