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BMVC 2016 will take place on the Heslington West campus of the University of York, UK. Founded in 1963, the University has grown to nearly 16,000 students in over 30 departments. The University splits across two campuses - Heslington East and Heslington West. The original 200-acre site, Heslington West, was formerly the grounds of Heslington Hall, the sixteenth-century home of Thomas Eynns, Secretary and Keeper of the Seal to the Council of the North. Now the administrative centre of the University, it retains its Elizabethan towers and courtyard, and the recently-restored great hall ceiling. Heslington East is a recent £750m expansion which has seen the opening of seven new buildings, increasing the capacity for student numbers and providing more world-class facilities for the 21st century. 

BMVC will take place in the Exhibition Centre on the Heslington West campus of the University of York. Overlooking the lake from the South, the Exhibition Centre is a place where events and conferences come to life. Truly versatile, adaptable and accessible, the Exhibition Centre is a blank canvas for creativity and inspiration. It has a flexible meeting space that can hold up to 40 exhibition stands and has 900m² of floor space. 

The banquet will take place at the National Railway Museum. The National Railway Museum is part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. It displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built there. It has won many awards, including the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001. It is the home of the national collection of historically significant railway vehicles, as well as a collection of other artefacts and both written and pictorial records York is a walled city with rich Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian history [1]

York is a walled city with rich Roman, Viking, Medieval and Victorian history. York is one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities. The Romans knew it as Eboracum. To the Saxons it was Eoforwick. The Vikings – who came as invaders but stayed on in settlements – called it Jorvik. Its more recent history also characterises the city – its Minster and medieval architecture, its Georgian town houses, and its wonderful Victorian railway station. The York of today is a fashionable city that successfully combines its heritage and superb historic architecture with sophisticated designer shops, smart restaurants, bars and cafés, to attract tourists from all over the world. Visitors soon discover that every aspect of York’s modern life is inextricably linked with its past. Even their evening entertainment includes ghost walks through the city’s shadowy Snickelways and ginnels to find haunted pubs – of which York boasts a great many [2]. You can see a short video below about this historic walled city.



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