We will kick off the 41st Joint Sessions with the Welcome Reception at 5 pm at the "Old Canteen" building on campus. This is not a formal function but rather an opportunity to socialise. We'll provide things to eat (local snacks), drinks, and hopefully even music, which leaves the "be merry" part to you.
The Old Canteen is just a short walk away from the Arts & Humanities building, so you can come here right after registration. It is one of the oldest structures on campus and was originally built as an Officers' Mess. In 1946, it was converted into a canteen for the re-opened university. A permanent exhibition in the building features some photographs from these days, showing lots of hollow-cheeked yet hopeful students.
Today, it is used chiefly as a venue for graduations and other university functions. We'll meet in the large room on the upper level. If you are on facebook, you can show off your participation here.