11th April 2024 - 14th April 2024
We are delighted to confirm that Peter Browning is the 2023-24 European Senate Chairman, having been appointed at EC2023 in June. It is traditional for the Chairman to host an event in his/her home town so we would like to invite you to come to the Welsh borders from 11th to 14th April 2024 to experience Hogsmere Two.
The weekend’s theme is Harry Potter and the main base is the amazing Ellesmere College. As with all Browning productions, the value for money is amazing, with an all-in Early Bird price of just £400 per person (based on an en suite room) or £355 if willing to share bathroom facilities. This includes all accommodation, food, drink, activities and entertainment from Thursday evening through to and including Sunday lunch.
There are a very limited number of en suite rooms, as it’s a boarding school, so if you want to book one then you need to complete the form, and pay in full, asap. Booking forms and further details are available below.
You are invited to arrive from Thursday afternoon from 2.00 pm for a relaxing afternoon, followed by an evening meal and Senate fun and friendship.
For those who are flying by scheduled airline (or broomstick) there will be an Airport Shuttle at 12 noon from Manchester Airport.
We have booked a Magical Mystery Tour which will include a canal trip on the awe-inspiring 127 feet high Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or spending some time in the beautiful town of Llangollen. After lunch we all go to Platform 9 ¾ to board the Hogwarts Express, for a trip through the beautiful Dee Valley countryside before returning for a Sparkling Afternoon Tea where we will be joined by those arriving for the weekend.
On Friday evening we will gather for a Cocktail Concoctions drinks reception and traditional Sorting Ceremony where you will be allocated to your House. An evening meal and more fun and frivolity will follow and of course the Wizard Bar.
The 5th ASE Board and the 3rd Presidents’ Forum of the year will be held in the morning.
There will be a full day of activities in the College grounds where you can take your choice from a range of activities. Why not fly an owl, learn how to play golf, have a go at archery or take a gentle walk through the grounds or learn how to make cocktails? A hog roast lunch and refreshments will ensure you are well-fed and watered.
Then dress up in your robes or hats, with wands at the ready, for the Wizards’ Dinner in the Great Hall.
A gentle start to Sunday will include a local walk, treasure hunt or visit to the Ellesmere Heritage Boat Yard before lunch overlooking Ellesmere Mere and the programme ending at approx 2.30 pm.
There is plenty of free parking on site, and we will happily help with arranging transport for those coming by plane or train.
There will be a pre-tour starting on Saturday 6th April from Manchester Airport with further details being available soon.
You can book by completing/returning the booking form either as a PDF, Word document or via Google forms
or by emailing moc.liamg@42gniteemgnirpsesa.
They contain further details of cost and methods of payment.