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BC2023 schedule is now online!
Saturday day tickets now available
The schedule of talks, films, installations, and workshops, is now online. We have 128 speakers, as well as 12 films in our cinema, several VR installations and video pieces, 14 workshops, an art exhibition, and 20+ stalls with all manner of wonderous things to browse; including our own well-stocked bookstall!
Book launches are at 7pm: Wednesday Alan Piper’s Bicycle Day, Thursday Andy Roberts In Search of Smiles, Friday Mike Jay’s Psychonauts.
Saturday evening is our Afterparty, 8pm - 2am at The Lemon Grove (which is on campus).
More details can be found on our website.
Due to popular demand, Saturday Day Tickets are now on sale at https://buytickets.at/breakingconvention
These include entry to the afterparty on Saturday evening.
You can still purchase a full-conference ticket, but we are nearly at capacity. Do not delay if you are definitely intending to attend!
Unfortunately we cannot offer day tickets for any other day, for various practical reasons.
We do not have tickets for the afterparty available separately.
We have no livestreaming option, as there was not enough demand to proceed with this; everyone wants to be there in person! However, all talks will be filmed and uploaded to our YouTube channel.
We strongly encourage you to use public transport to arrive at the university. The UNI bus service runs frequently throughout the day.
Car parking is available on campus, £10 per day Monday-Friday. Please car share if you can.
See https://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streatham/ for all transportation information, including details of local taxis.
Our team is very busy putting the final touches to the conference logistics at present, so please bear with us, and do try to find answers online for yourself if you can!
We look forward to meeting the more than 1,000 people who will be attending, about 1/3 of whom will be contributing to the event as participants.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Source Research Foundation for awarding travel grants to 22 people to attend our conference this year. Visit their website to find out more about their invaluable work, helping provide more equitable access to Breaking Convention and other conferences, and much more. They aim to connect, inspire, and support students who study the epidemiology, phenomenology, and the environmental, cultural and clinical contexts of psychedelic use, and to develop a virtual collaboration of students, scientists, and community members who are passionate about psychedelic science. If you can, please donate to support their work!
Hope to see you in Exeter.
On behalf of the Breaking Convention team
MUSIC IN EXETER
Exeter Cathedral hosts a mini-festival of some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most beautiful choral and instrumental music.
Rachel Podger. Photo by Theresa Pewal
Corvus Consort. Photo by Izzy Romilly
Over the two nights of Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April, the celebrated baroque violinist Rachel Podger performs the six sonatas and partitas for solo violin, while Corvus Consort, the up-and-coming London-based vocal ensemble sings the six choral Motets.
The contemplative and devotional intensity of Bach’s writing for the solo violin provides an illuminating contrast to the rich and varied textures of the Motets, ranging from double choirs to solo trios. Each concert will feature three of the Motets and three of the sonatas and partitas, a unique opportunity to experience this magical combination in the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral.