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Queen's University


Join us for the inaugural MiniU weekend at Herstmonceux Castle!

Experience the Bader International Study Centre - an innovative educational facility located in a 15th century brick castle - and see why hundreds of students take advantage of this learn-abroad opportunity every year.

Learn about Christian Lloyd’s work with the new Jimi Hendrix museum in London, discover the archaeological significance of the Castle estate with Scott McLean, and understand the Symphonova project with Shelley Katz...and more!

Preliminary Itinerary*

* details subject to change




Friday, April 11 -   Optional Itinerary
1 - 2 pm Arrive and Check-in
Pick up your Registration Folder
Bader Hall Residence
2 - 3 pm British Cream Tea Chestnut Tea Room
3 - 4 pm Tour of the backwoods, secret garden, and the folly
Depart from the Chestnut Tea Room
4 - 5 pm Croquet Courtyard
5 - 6 pm Free Time
6 - 8:30 pm Assemble in Lobby for departure to The Bull's Head (The Bull) Pub for dinner and networking
* cost of dinner is not included in price
The Bull's Head Pub
Saturday, April 12 - Main Itinerary
Note: Breakfast and Morning Session are Optional
If you are arriving this morning, check in at Bader Hall Desk to pick up your Registration Folder 
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast (optional)
Main Dining Room
9:30 - 10:20 am "The Dreyfuss Affair" (optional) with featured BISC Faculty Speaker David Baguley
10:20 - 10:30 am Restroom Break
10:30 - 12:30  pm Tour of Castle & Walled Gardens
with Mitch Piper
Castle and Gardens
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch Main Dining Room
1:30 - 2:30 pm "Hendrix at Home: Researching the Life of a Rock Legend" with featured BISC Faculty Speaker Christian Lloyd
2:30 - 3 pm Refreshment Break Boardroom
3 - 4 pm "Setting out on an English Journey: Travel Writing in the 1930's" with featured BISC Faculty Speaker Peter Lowe
4 - 5 pm Activities:
1. 'Defend the Battlements' (groups of 10-15 ppl)

2. "Unleash Your Inner Robin Hood" Archery Class


Archery Clubhouse/Gym (weather dependent)
5 - 6 pm Free Time
6 - 6:45 pm Reception with sparkling wine Gatehouse
7 - 8:30 pm Semi-Formal Dinner Conference Room
8:30 - 9 pm Concert Performance & Lecture featuring
Shelley Katz, Castle Musician-in-Residence
9 - 11 pm Pub Night at the Headless Drummer
Headless Drummer Pub
Sunday, April 13 - Main Itinerary
8 - 9 am Breakfast Main Dining Room
9 - 10 am "(Un)compromising Chineseness: Chinese Cinema and the American Spectator" with featured BISC Faculty Speaker Rob Hyland
10 - 10:30 am Refreshment Break Boardroom
10:30 am - 12:30 pm "2000 Years and Counting: A History of the Region from inside the walls of Pevensey Castle" with featured BISC Faculty Speaker Scott McLean
to be determined
12:30 - 2 pm Lunch, Check-out and Departure
(boxed lunches will be provided)
You are welcome to remain on the grounds to enjoy your lunch...
pick up in
Main Dining Room

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000

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