Social Events for Delegates

In addition to the programme of events and excursions which are also open to the public, the IMC includes a variety of receptions and events that are open to delegates only. Please wear your IMC delegate or exhibitor name badge at all times.

IMC Receptions

A reception will be held to celebrate the opening of the IMC 2018 Bookfair on Monday 02 July, in the Parkinson Court.

On Wednesday 04 July, there will be a special anniversary reception to mark the 25th International Medieval Congress. Live music and roving performers will take part in the festivities, and the ten people who have attended every single IMC will be presented with a special gift.

Other Receptions

The following organisations will also be hosting receptions at the IMC:

  • Brill
  • British Archaeological Association
  • Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
  • Centre for Medieval & Early Modern History Studies, University of Kent
  • Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages, University of Birmingham
  • Charlemagne: A European Icon, University of Bristol
  • De Gruyter
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • Graduate Student Committee, Medieval Academy of America
  • International Center of Medieval Art
  • International Medieval Bibliography - including the announcement of the winners of the IMB Quiz
  • Mediävistenverband
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • National Museums Scotland and The Glenmorangie Company
  • Prato Consortium for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (PCMRS)
  • St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
  • University of Wales Press

Please see the printed programme for details of their times and location.

The IMC Dance

Wednesday 04 July

Leeds University Union


The ever-popular IMC dance will be held on Wednesday 04 July, in Leeds University Union from 21.30.

This year a local DJ will provide the entertainment.

IMC Ceilidh

Thursday 05 July

Ticket Price: Free

Riley Smith Hall


Pronunciation: ‘kay-lee’
Forms: Also ceilidhe.
Etymology: < Irish céilidhe, Scottish Gaelic cēilidh, < Old Irish céile companion
In Scotland and Ireland:
a. An evening visit, a friendly social call
b. A session of traditional music, storytelling, or dancing

To bring IMC 2018 to a festive close, the Assumption Ceilidh Band will be performing in the Refectory. No prior experience is required as all dances will be taught beforehand, so please come to kick up your heels.

The Assumption Ceilidh Band primarily play for local charities and schools, but they also perform for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays. They play a mixture of traditional instrumental Irish music, folk songs, old tyme waltzes, and Irish set dances such as the ‘Bridge of Athlone’ and the ‘Walls of Limerick’. The band ranges from seven to nine people (including a caller). Members of the band (who are very good friends and thoroughly enjoy each other’s company) are a mixture of some mid-twenties members and some mature members (i.e. retired, albeit only recently!).