Our rooms can host meetings for as few as 16 and conferences with as many as 400 delegates.
We have a variety of settings for smaller meetings.
Council Room: elegant board room seating up to 20 around the large table
Lowther Room: Victorian library room seating up to 16 around the table
Sunley Room: teaching room with built in data projector and interactive screen, seating 16 classroom style or 25 lecture theatre style
Drayson Room: with accessible toilet and let jointly with the Sunley Room as breakout space or 20 boardroom style
These rooms are available for daytime hire only, unless used in conjunction with a larger evening event.
We are well known for hosting a wide variety of high profile conferences, multimedia presentations and press launches.
Conferences and seminars for between 120 and 400 delegates can be held in the Ondaatje Theatre.
The adjacent Map Room (and surrounding corridors) is used to cater for a maximum of 150 delegates.
For larger numbers of delegates, refreshments are also served from the Hall and Education Centre.
Smaller conferences for up to 80 delegates are held in the Education Centre, with the Hall being used for catering.
The Ondaatje Theatre and Education Centre are equipped with audio visual systems and climate control.
To discuss availability and costs please telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3090.
B Monday 24 September 2.30pm - 4.00pm Be Inspired afternoon talk
Alastair Macdonald talks about his time with the Directorate of Overseas Surveys when during the 1950s and 60s many Commonwealth countries were mapped at 1:50000. He describes some of the techniques and experiences involved in the pre-GPS age.
10 September 2018
Historian and polar guide Huw explores the epic first crossing of Antarctica in 1958. Led by Vivian Fuchs and Ed Hillary, this great expedition finally fulfilled Shackleton’s dream.
12 January 2015
Can Venice be sustained as a living city for its residents?
The Map Room is part of the Society's neo-classical extension, which was commissioned in 1930. Its proportions mirror those of the original Lowther Lodge, built in the 1870s.
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