Social Events

Real Ale Bar

There will be a real ale bar accompanying the poster session, where you will have the opportunity to sample some of Leicestershire’s finest! Real ales available are from the local Langton Brewery (of “Inclined Plane” fame!) and Leicester’s own Framework Brewery.


The PopGroupGig!

In celebration of Leicester’s rich culture and PopGroup’s vibrant community we thought a social event themed around all of you talented and creative folk, would be appropriate for the 53rd Annual PopGroup Meeting…

So, on the evening of Monday 6th January 2020 conference delegates are invited to the first ever (to our knowledge) PopGroupGig  (#PGGig1?) at the Soundhouse, Leicester’s premier live music venue.

The evening will feature the “reunited for one night only” Histones (the Genetics and Genome Biology Department Band), Leicester’s own Flav Giorgini and a “play what you brung” open mic session, for the musically inclined amongst you…

Further details to follow, but the event will start after the Poster Session on the 6th January; the Soundhouse is located close to Leicester City Centre’s bars and restaurants, and many of the hotels recommended for meeting conference delegates…

Let’s see what wondrous sounds PGG53 can make!

Walking Route to The Soundhouse

Here is a link to a googlemap for getting to the Soundhouse on foot (taking in a range of fast food eateries on the way!)

(Google estimates a 20 minute walk!)

Conference Dinner – Stamford Court

The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 7th January 2020, at Stamford Court. Following the dinner there will be a ceilidh, with the bar continuing until 11pm.

Here is a link to a googlemap for getting to Stamford Court by foot:

If any attendee has issues getting to the dinner, please email