Social Activities


Come and join us socially for fun and relaxed networking!


Networking Drinks Reception
Horatio's Bar, Brighton Pier
Wed 3 May, 19:00

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

Who could resist a stroll up Brighton's famous pier for a fun and enjoyable drinks reception at Horatio's Bar. There will be traditional seaside fayre on offer such as cones of fish and chips* and sweet treats like doughnuts!

There will be plenty of opportunities for sea view photos and you may even find some seaside props in the bar to feature in them!

Don't forget to tweet your pics using #bpsconf

This reception is open to all delegates that are in Brighton on the Wednesday night.

Drinks will be served from 19:00 onwards. Horatio's Bar is a 20mins walk from the Brighton Hilton Metropole.

* Vegetarian/vegan options will also be available


Gala Dinner
Oxford Suite, Brighton Hilton Metropole
Thurs 4 May, 20:00

Get ready to chattanooga choo choo...

Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 19:30 in the gallery above the Oxford Suite. 

You will be seated at 20:00 for a decadent 3 course meal with wine while being entertained by the fabulous 'Vintage Swing Trio'.

Our after dinner speaker is Polly Toynbee, former BBC Social Affairs Editor, award winning journalist and writer, and columnist for The Guardian newspaper who will give us a fascinating insight into her life and career.

Our vintage harmony trio will then return to the stage to create the perfect golden era atmosphere. From toe-tapping classics by famous wartime songbirds, to floor-fillers from modern day chart toppers. They sing it all with the glamour and grace of the 1940s.

Dress code: Smart/formal.

Please note that the Gala Dinner is included in the 3 Day Full Conference Package or can be added as an optional extra to any other package for £40. Pre-booking is necessary.


The Psychologist and Research Digest Fun Run
Thurs 4 May, 07:30

Meet outside the Brighton Hilton Metropole main entrance

Get your running shoes and join members of the team for a gentle morning jog. Chatting pace only!

  • Share why you run
  • Hear about some of the psychological benefits (and the dark side) of running
  • Tell us what you think of our print relaunch 
  • Or just take it easy and enjoy being out and about

Later, pick up copies of the May edition of The Psychologist, with a feature on psychologists who run.


Would you like unparalleled views over Brighton at a discounted rate? Then look no further than Brighton's newest attraction, the British Airways i360. We have negotiated a 10% discount on tickets for our delegates to ride the world's tallest moving observation tower! 

To take advantage of this offer all you have to do is take your delegate badge to the ticket office at the base of the i360 between the 3-7 May 2017 and you will get 10% discount on the cost of your ticket.


Gala Dinner Menu

Deconstructed Greek salad - Feta Parfait, Red Pepper Coulis, Chiffonade of Red Onion & Cucumber, Caramelised Cherry Tomato with Black Olive Crumble and Marjoram Dressing 

Main Course
Braised Beef Feather Blade Steak, served with Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Honey Roasted Baby Carrots served with Pan Juices

Chocolate & Orange Torte served with Passion Fruit Puree

Dietary requirements provided at the point of booking will be catered for at the Gala Dinner. Requirements provided less than 48hrs prior to the conference cannot be guaranteed to be met.