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Conferences and meetings

The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre offers an extremely varied selection of rooms, suitable for many purposes. From a 300-seat auditorium to smaller rooms useful for breakout groups or interviews.

All our main conference rooms have standard AV equipment: data projection, screen, flipchart, etc. and a trainer's stationery box (supplied as appropriate to the style of the meeting). All rooms have natural daylight, natural air ventilation, and air conditioning. Most rooms have relaxing views across the grounds.

Conference rooms and facilities - please note, as of January 2011 we no longer have an IT training suite

Conference room Dimensions (metres) Capacity by layout
Theatre Cabaret / classroom Boardroom Horseshoe
The Francis Crick Auditorium - 300 - - -
The James Watson Pavillion 10 x 10 60 48 24 24
The Rosalind Franklin Pavillion 9.8 x 11 90 70/40 30 30
The Loft Room 1 5 x 7.5 20 - 12 14
The Loft Room 2 5 x 8.5 20 - 16 20
The Cloisters 57 poster / exhibition boards - - - -
The Pompeiian Room 5.1 x 8.1 30 - 22 -
The Green Room 6.3 x 8.5 - - 18 -
The Library 6.2 x 7.3 24 - 20 14
The Lounge 5 x 9.9 - 14 (informal) - -
The Bar 6 x 5.4 - 16 - -

The Francis Crick Auditorium

The Auditorium has a tiered seating capacity of 300 with excellent acoustics. Using the latest touch-screen control system, it is possible to show videotapes, DVDs, data projection with access to the Internet and single-slide projection. Sound and light mixing desks provide advanced audiovisual effects on stage. In addition, meetings can be audio and video recorded. Video conferencing, webcasting and satellite link-up facilities are also available. The Francis Crick Auditorium

The James Watson Pavillion

This room, which overlooks the walled orchard garden and has relaxing views over the grounds, provides a light and airy multifunctional meeting room. The facility offers a wide range of audiovisual equipment. The James Watson Pavillion

The Rosalind Franklin Pavillion

This room, located close to the Conference Centre Foyer, provides a light and airy multifunctional meeting room. It benefits from a built in data projector and large screen, suitable for theatre style meetings for up to 90 delegates.

The Rosalind Franklin Pavillion (IT Training Room)

The Loft Room 1

With original rustic oak-beam features, these two first-floor rooms are part of the converted stable block, and are ideal for smaller meetings or as break-out rooms. The Loft Room 1

The Loft Room 2

With original rustic oak-beam features, these two first-floor rooms are part of the converted stable block, and are ideal for smaller meetings or as break-out rooms. The Loft Room 2

The Cloisters

Where fruit once hung on vines, posters and exhibition stands can now hang in the light and airy Cloisters built against the original kitchen-garden walls. Up to 57 large posters/exhibitions can be displayed around the Cloisters, which provide the ideal space for the circulation of up to 300 delegates around the centrally located Auditorium. The Cloisters

The Pompeiian Room

Pride of place in the Hall itself is the Pompeiian room, a room decorated in classic Roman style, a rare find in the UK, and one reason why Hinxton Hall is a Grade II*-listed building. This room is ideal for drinks receptions, board meetings, etc The Pompeiian Room

The Green Room

Situated in the Hall, this resplendent room with green rococo motifs provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere for board meetings, private dining, etc. The Green Room

The Library

Again, situated in the Hall, the Library has been furnished to a high standard with the emphasis on accommodating training courses and smaller meetings. The Library

The Lounge

The Lounges, located adjacent to the Library, Pompeiian Room and Green Room, are available for less formal meetings or break-out rooms. The Lounge

The Bar

Ideal for informal meetings or break-out sessions. The Bar is fully licensed and open to residents in the evening for relaxing after a busy working day. The Lounges are available in the evenings for residents, with television, games, books, newspapers, magazines, etc. The Bar