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Blend 53: ethically and enviromentally better coffee

All the coffee served at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre is now Blend 53. This coffee blend is unique to Restaurant Associates and aims, not only to taste good, but also make a difference.

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Innovative team building ideas 

If you're interested in what team building at Hinxton Hall can look like, here's a selection of activities by our partner, Zing Events.

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Hospitality insights: Interview with our General Manager

We caught up with Sunil Machile, the Conference Centre General Manager, to find out more about him and the recent changes in how our catering, housekeeping and front of house services are delivered.

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'The Kube' by Zing Events, with paper targets top be shot at with a Nerf gun

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre Open Afternoon 2023

A round-up of the Hinxton Hall Conference Centre Open Afternoon, December 2023

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You're invited to our Open Afternoon!

Join us on Tuesday 12 December for a unique opportunity to experience everything we have to offer at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre.

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Hinxton Hall Conference Centre awarded silver Green Meetings award

Top sustainability award for Hinxton Hall Conference Centre

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Volunteering at Jimmy's - a team effort

A team day out, volunteering at Jimmy's night shelter, Cambridge

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We are Aim Secure

All about the renewal of our Aim assurance of excellence accreditation from The Meetings Industry Association

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Case study: Cambridge Tech Week 2023

Rachel Kerr, Head of Events at Cambridge Wireless tell us of her experiences of holding the inaugural Cambridge Tech Week at Hinxton Hall.

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Meet the team: part two

Meet our Conference and Events Organisers

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Behind the scenes at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre kitchens

Interview with our Head Chef, Chris Daniel, introducing you to the kitchen team, and taking you on a behind-the-scenes tour of where our delicious food offer is prepared.

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Celebrate Christmas at Hinxton Hall 2023

Finish off the year in style by celebrating Christmas with your colleagues at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre!

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Hosting board meetings: From high-tech to heritage

A look at your options for board meetings at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre

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Free to Feed at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre

How we support mothers and families attending events

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Spring into Summer at Hinxton Hall Conference Centre

Our beautiful outdoor spaces are ideal for summer events, team-building activities, and weekend workshops or retreats.

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It’s time for tea at Hinxton Hall!

Explore the unique history and grounds of the Hinxton Hall estate, and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in one of our beautiful heritage rooms. 

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Bed and Breakfast for Duxford air shows 2023

Stay with us for the Duxford air shows 2023.

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Providing training spaces for genetic counsellors

Experiences of holding Genomic Practice for Genetic Counselling course at Hinxton Hall.

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The year ahead: Looking forward with John Evans from Restaurant Associates

John Evans, Regional Operations Director at Restaurant Associates, talks about his vision for our new partnership. 

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Meet the team: part one

There have been a few exciting developments in the Hinxton Hall Conference and Events team!

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Hinxton Hall Conference Centre and Restaurant Associates announce new partnership

We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with premium hospitality brand Restaurant Associates.

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Inspiring the next generation of chefs at Springboard’s FutureChef competition

Head Chef, Chris Daniel, was one of the judges at Springboard’s FutureChef competition at the first East of England Local final held at Cambridge Regional College.

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Jurors at the UK Citizens' Jury on genome editing

Insights into hosting the UK’s first Citizens' Jury on genome editing

Conference and Events Organiser, Amy Sullivan, tells us what made this Citizens' Jury event different from our usual bookings.

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Audience interaction made easy

Hybrid meeting tool for live polls, Q&A, quizzes and word clouds

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Celebrate Christmas at Hinxton Hall

This year we are happy to be offering two ways of celebrating Christmas with us!

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Accommodation for Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow 2022

We're only 4 miles from IWM Duxford and open for bed and breakfast between 9-11 September.

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Looking at our past: Georgians, jet engines, and genes

From a family home to a local community hub, and a wartime billet to a powerhouse of discovery and innovation, we have been exploring the long and tangled history of Hinxton Hall.

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Hinxton Hall's orchard "Sci-der" 

The ChEMBL team at the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Tree of Life programme at the Sanger Institute and Simon’s Cider in Godmanchester have teamed up to turn apples from Hinxton Hall orchard into cider!

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Tree Planting at Hinxton Hall

National Tree Week in the UK this year took place from 27 November-5 December. This is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree-planting season, and was therefore the perfect time for the Hinxton Hall Conference Centre team to get their hands dirty helping the Gardeners on Campus.

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Supporting projects and people

We look back on a busy year supporting our Wellcome Connecting Science, Wellcome Sanger Institute and Wellcome Genome Campus colleagues.

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Ensure the quality of your hybrid meetings

Ensure the quality of your hybrid meetings

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Green Screen

Bring creativity to your event

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Meeting Owl Pro

Making virtual and hybrid meetings better

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Fresh new look for Hinxton Hall

We will now be operating under the name of Hinxton Hall Conference Centre.

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Traveller Review Award 2021 

Hinxton Hall Conference Centre team were thrilled to have received a Traveller Review Award 2021 after a challenging year!

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Case study: Biodiversity Genomics - virtual conference

Chloe Leech, conference organiser, talks about the pros and cons of holding a large, international conference online and how she found our virtual meetings platform.

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10% off virtual team building events before Christmas

Virtual alternatives to getting together over the next couple of months are definitely something to consider!

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Keeping our doors open: new virtual tour

Our exciting, new virtual tour allows you to explore the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in detail and at your own pace

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Audiovisual provision in the era of social distancing

We speak to Chris Waston, Director of Venue Audio Visual, about how technology can help us continue meeting and enjoying the benefits of this essential professional activity

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Gardening during lockdown

Lee Outhwaite, Head Gardener at the Wellcome Genome Campus, inspires us to use our time at home to rethink our gardens and become more horticulturally savvy

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Meeting Modern China at Cambridge Sustainable Tourism Conference 2020

In February we exhibited at the Cambridge Sustainable Tourism Conference 2020 – China Sector. Find out how we got on!

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9/10 Traveller Review Award 2020

Booking.com visitors gave us 9/10 again!

Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2020

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The air just got purer

Better air filters in Mulberry Court accommodation block improve air quality for guests suffering with respiratory problems

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20 percent less

We have committed to phase out single-use plastic by 2025

We've signed the Meetings Industry Association #20percentless pledge to phase out single-use plastic from all our business activities over the next 5 years

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Meeting room renamed the Barbara McClintock Pavilion

Barbara McClintock was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1983, for her work on the discovery of transposons. Find out more about this pioneer of genomics

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Duxford Air Shows - accommodation

If you are attending one of the Duxford air shows and are looking for somewhere to stay, did you know we have 134 en-suite bedrooms at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre you can book

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Interview with Andy Byrne, Head Chef at Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

Andy Byrne, Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre’s Head Chef, on how he goes about designing his menus and what we can expect this spring

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Festive Family Film: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (U)

Family fun at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre on Saturday 15 December, 2-4.30pm

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Interview with Leanne Pendreigh, passionate about Mental Health in the Workplace

Duty Manager, Leanne Pendreigh, tells us about her motivation and efforts to improve awareness of mental health at work

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The Pompeian Room at Hinxton Hall: a corner of Pompeii that is forever England

Architectural historian, Giorgio Bowler, explores the history and artworks of the breath-taking Pompeian Room at Hinxton Hall

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Book your Christmas celebration at Hinxton Hall

The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre can host your Christmas meal in Hinxton Hall, offering a fine dining menu in beautifully-decorated period rooms

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Festive Family Film: HOME ALONE

The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre team are delighted to announce a special screening of HOME ALONE on Saturday 16 December, 2pm

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Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre boosts its offering for event organisers

Press release: We have launched a new initiative aimed at event organisers, offering a comprehensive range of event management services.

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Event Management Service launch event

Come and find out more about our new Event Management Service

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Increase audience engagement with a Catchbox microphone

The soft throwable microphone that improves audience engagement by making participation easy!

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Full event management service coming soon

Launching in June 2017, our Event Management Service is designed to help clients organise great events at the Conference Centre.

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