Worcester is a historic city in the Heart of England, a unique blend of the old and the new. The Civil War began and ended in Worcester; its cathedral and many old timbered buildings reflect an often turbulent past. The River Severn divides University College Worcester (UCW) from the city centre, but is easily accessible on foot or by car.
The city is home to several sporting venues from County Cricket, Rugby Union and the famous Pitchcroft Racecourse. Perhaps its three main claims to fame are Worcestershire Sauce, Worcester Porcelain and Sir Edward Elgar.
The NPC will be holding their annual conference in Worcester between Thursday 14th and Sunday 17th August 2003. The venue is UCW, which is situated close in the west bank of the River Severn. The new principal, Prof David Green, has kindly agreed to support the conference and give a welcoming address. We have been extremely fortunate in getting favourable responses from speakers who will test our knowledge, channel our enthusiasm and make us pause for thought. Worcester Students Union has planned an exciting programme of events for Thursday and Saturday evening and of course there will be a stunning Conference Dinner on Friday evening.
Sue Barnes, Conference Secretary