The fastest growing city in the region of Durham, Whitby's estimated population in 2006 was 111,000.
Whitby's history dates back to 1792, when the township was surveyed by a resident of Northern England.
It is an informal event, fuelled by scones, tea and coffee, simply for people to find out each other's work and explore if there are any potential research synergies.
To register for this event please email: [email protected] The room is laid out with tables around which people circulate at regular intervals in order to get to know new people.
What a great way to unwind after a long work week..kick off a night on the town!
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This event is support by an AHRC Collaborative Skills Development grant and a Centre for Academic Research Development (CARD) events and conference grant, Durham University. From the Marketplace, facing the statue of the Horse (Marquess of Londonderry) take the left hand street out of the marketplace (past Greggs the bakers).
The meeting will take place in the Holgate Room, Grey College. Turn left onto the street leading over Elvet Bridge, heading towards the Swan and Three Cygnets.
Whitby's biggest strength was its natural harbour on Lake Ontario.
Grain was shipped from northern farmland to the harbour in 1833, and when a road was built in the 1840s from Whitby Harbour to Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe, this brought settlement and trade through the harbour to and from the surrounding rich northern localities.