PPIG 2015 - 26th Annual Workshop 15 - 17 July 2015, Bournemouth, UK

Where and when

15-17 July 2015

Hotel Miramar
East Overcliff Drive

Tel: (01202) 556581
Fax: (01202) 291242

Hotel Miramar

Hotel Miramar is a beautiful country house hotel in an idyllic location on the cliff top in Bournemouth. Located on Bournemouth’s exclusive East Cliff, the Hotel Miramar overlooks the bay, with spectacular views from the Needles in the east to Old Harry Rocks in the west.

The Hotel Miramar is an 18-20-minute walk from Bournemouth train station.


There is free parking at the hotel. There is paid parking on the road in front of the hotel.

Delegate B&B rate

The delegate B&B rate agreed with the hotel is £95 per person per night (single occupancy) or £65 per person per night (based on two guests sharing a room).

Accommodation is subject to availability and rooms will be allocated on first come first serve basis (just mention PPIG when you book).

The Miramar is on the cliff top running down into Bournemouth town and there are a variety of hotels in the vicinity which have a range of prices.

Workshop cost

  • Full ticket (3 days): £290
  • One-day: £110
  • PhD (3 days): £100

PPIG can provide some assistance towards travel and accommodation for PhD students who attend the Doctoral Consortium.


7pm-ish, Wednesday @ Aruba

Aruba, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA

Aruba Restaurant & Bar is located on Bournemouth seafront overlooking the Bournemouth Pier with views across the bay. It is a 6-minute walk from Hotel Miramar.

7pm, Wednesday - Conference Dinner @ Prezzo

Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BZ

Prezzo is a 5-minute walk from Hotel Miramar.

Things to do in Bournemouth

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

Russell Cotes Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3AA


In 1901, Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea. It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy. They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world, and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting. A home, an art gallery, and a museum. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future.

The Goat and Tricycle is a specialist real-ale tavern with up to 11 guest beers, plus pub grub and a patio garden. It is a 20-minute walk from the Hotel.

27-29 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5PF

Bournemouth Square is the centre of Bournemouth (although not very square). There are a number of shops that can be found either in the square (Debenhams, Smiths, Boots) or on the roads that run from the square (Marks & Spencer, Lush, Beals). There are a number of places to eat and drink both in the Square and the adjoining roads.

In the Lower Gardens there is a mini golf course, a bandstand and a tethered balloon. http://www.bournemouthballoon.com/

Bournemouth Square is a 13-minute walk from the hotel.

Being on the coast there are many beautiful places to walk.