Useful Information


Belfast’s rich political, cultural and social history makes it an excellent place for sociologists and other scholars of work. Belfast is easily reached by air from most European hubs and for those who do not fly, there are regular ferry connections. For more travel information, see the Visit Belfast website. 

WES 2018 will be held at the Europa Hotel, located in the centre of Belfast and famous for many years as the most bombed hotel in Europe. Additional social events will take place at Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast City Hall and the SS Nomadic.

Conference Dinner

The WES conference dinner will take place on Thursday, 13 September 2018 at Belfast City Hall.  The conference dinner is £35 and £25 for concessionary delegates. 

Optional Conference Dinner

There will be an optional conference dinner taking place on Friday, 14 September 2018 at the SS Nomadic for £42.50.  Delegates can opt-in during the booking process. 

The beautifully restored SS Nomadic, Titanic’s little sister’ and the last remaining White Star Line ship is an impressive location. Restored to her original glory and back home in Belfast’s historic Hamilton Dock.

Contact Information

BSA Events Team
Tel: 0191 383 0839
Fax:  0191 383 0782