Social Events

All of these events must be booked on the registration form to guarantee you a place.


Sunday 16 June 2024 – Welcome Reception – included in the registration fee

Chancellor’s Building, Claverton Down Campus, University of Bath

17:00 – 19:00

All delegates are welcome to attend this reception, a chance to meet up with friends and colleagues at the conference venue and register in advance.


Monday 17 June 2024 – Early Careers Event – included in the registration fee

Chancellor’s Building, Claverton Down Campus, University of Bath

17:00 – 19:00

The Early Career event is scheduled for Monday evening at the Chancellor’s Building. We invite you to join us for an evening filled with insightful discussions, enjoyable activities including an icebreaker Q&A session, and casual networking with our exhibitors and sponsors. This event is open and free for all ICUA2024 delegates, with the primary goal of fostering mentorship and collaboration. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with conference “buddies,” and to connect with established researchers. You will have the opportunity to engage in discussions about publication strategies, career trajectories, the interdisciplinary nature of underwater acoustics, and gain insights into both academic and industrial landscapes.  Building on the success of the ICUA2022 EC event and its feedback, our aim is to empower the next generation. We want to equip them with the confidence and enthusiasm needed to embark on their academic and industrial journeys. So, whether you’re interested in drinks and snacks, or simply enthusiastic conversations about the world of underwater acoustics, we encourage you to join us.


Tuesday 18 June 2024 – A visit to the SS Great Britain, Bristol @ £30.00 per person

Great Western Dockyard, Bristol BS1 6TY

Depart University 17:30

Depart SS Gt Britain 20:30 and return to Bath City Centre

The historic ship Brunel’s SS Great Britain, is a grand old lady now, but when she was launched in 1843, she was the largest and most advanced ship afloat and the first iron-hulled, screw- propelled passenger liner, and was perhaps the Concorde of her day. Explore the ship in its specially designed dry dock

A coach has been arranged to collect you from the University at 17:30 and take you to Bristol. A light buffet and refreshments will be provided onboard, there will also be a card bar available. You will have the opportunity to explore the ship before the coach departs at 20:30 and return to Bath City Centre. If you would like to pre-book an official guidebook @ £5 please tick the box on the registration form.


Wednesday 19 June 2024 – Conference Reception and Dinner @ £60.00 per person

Roman Baths and Pump Room

Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ

Reception 19:00

Dinner  20:00

Depart 23:00

Step into a time gone by – Bath was one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world, attracting visitors from across the Roman Empire to worship and bathe in the healing hot spring waters of its magnificent baths. Gaze down at the waters, breathe in the wisps of steam and be transported straight back to that ancient world. The Roman Baths are one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world. We start the evening with a drinks reception around the Great Bath taking in the architecture and the modern wall projections in the side rooms.

We move on then to the Georgian Pump Room the social heart of Bath for more than two centuries, boasting Jane Austen and Charles Dickens amongst its previous patrons for a 3-course dinner.

The Roman Baths and Pump Room are situated in the heart of Bath and very easy to reach from a number of city centre hotels.