• Edinburgh Castle – Opening Party

    Historic Environment Scotland are hosting us for a memorable opening CATE22 party in Edinburgh Castle. The ticketed event on Sunday 4th September will commence at 7pm and run till 10.30pm. See: There has been a castle on this rock for at least the two thousand years, since the reign of David I in the 12th century. In 1633 when its buildings became principally a military barracks. As one of the most important strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle was involved in some 26 sieges in its 1100-year-old history, giving it a claim to having been the one of the most attacked fortresses in the world. It is also a wonderful place for a party, offering panoramic vistas across the city, the Firth of Forth and the southern uplands of Scotland.

    On arrival delegates will be offered a private viewing of the Scottish Crown Jewels followed by a reception of drinks and canapés in The Queen Anne Building in the heart of the Castle within Crown Square. Accompanied by the sounds of Scottish Music this will be a chance to relax and meet friends and delegates from around the globe in this world class setting in a building is on the site of the Royal Gunhouse which in medieval times and would have been where the famous canon Mons Meg was housed when she arrived in 1457, a gift from Philip III of France.

    Tickets for the party are £65 a head


    9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ

    CATE 2022 will be held in a stunning Venue.

    Set in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre (Visit) the College combines both a rich historic elegance with state of the art conference facilities.

    In 1617 The first attempt to found a College of Physician in Scotland took place during a visit to Edinburgh by the then reigning monarch James VI of Scotland (I of England). Although supported by the King, this move is opposed by the Bishops of the Church who were of the view that the establishment of the College might restrict their privilege of awarding degrees which they did as Chancellors of Britain’s three oldest universities in Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrew’s.

    In 1681 A charter was eventually granted by Charles II for the establishment of the College following decades of petitioning by its founders.

    The College moved between different buildings in Edinburgh and in 1844 The foundation stone is laid for the College’s new premises, on Queen Street, designed by the architect Thomas Hamilton.

    In 1868 the Royal College bought 8 Queen Street, next door, the oldest building on the street, that was designed by Robert Adam in the early 1770s for Lord Chief Baron Ord.

    In 2019 HRH Princess Royal formally opens the College’s ‘Physicians International Conference Centre’ at 11 Queen Street. The venue now includes a newly redesigned and refurbished reception and foyer, upgraded conferencing facilities, and a new, fully accessible entrance on Queen Street. The refurbishment also created a dedicated public exhibition space where the College can display its historic collection of books and objects.

    Our Conference on Comfort at the Extremes 2022 will be held both in the new conference centre and the historic hall and library of the College to add an extra architectural benefit from attending the event.