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Nottingham is located is located some 50 miles to the North East of Birmingham, in the East Midlands area of England.  "There's something for everyone to enjoy in Nottingham - the caves beneath the city, the historic Lace Market, excellent galleries and museums and the UK's largest piece of public sculpture. Nottingham has got more practising artists, per head of population, than any other European city, and arts and culture play a major role in our calendar, from open-air Shakespeare to music festivals in the parks. Galas and events include the famous Goose Fair and the Robin Hood Pageant every October. The city is the national home of water sports, ice hockey, and speed skating, with top-class football, cricket and tennis too.

Nottingham is recognised as one of the UK's top three shopping centres, with 1330 outlets to choose from, from Nottingham's very own Paul Smith, to all the high street favourites. There are  five major department stores, four covered shopping centres, as well as an incredible array of unique niche retailers and top fashion names - drawing over two million regular shoppers!

Beyond the city, you can explore our whole county with its craft centres, country parks and historic houses, and follow in the legendary footsteps of the world's favourite outlaw - Robin Hood"  For more information, go here.



The University of Nottingham

The conference will take place at the "University of Nottingham"  - not to be confused with "Nottingham Trent University", which is also located in the city. The University of Nottingham is in the UK top 10 of a world league of research universities (source: Shanghai Jiao University: Sept 2004), and has a student population of over 30,000. It has its own Medical School, part of the Queen's Medical Centre, and other departments in hospitals and centres throughout the region.  It is a multi-campus university, with three UK campuses and a fourth campus, opened in 2000, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In September 2004, the University admitted students to its second international campus, located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and thus became the first foreign university to establish a campus in China.




University Park (click for map)

The conference will take place on the main, University Campus.  Set in extensive woodland, parks and playing fields, the 330-acre University Park Campus is the focus of life for most of the Universities 28,000 students. The winner of the Civic Trust Green Flag Award for 2003/2004, University Park is one of the largest and most attractive campuses in the UK, and features contemporary teaching facilities, halls of residence, a conference and exhibition centre, and an award-winning main library. Recent developments include a two-storey fitness centre, the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences building, and an extension to the Law and Social Sciences building where the conference will take place.



Hugh Stewart and Cripps Hall are  on the north side of the campus close to the Derby Road (A52) on Lenton Hall Drive.  Vehicle access is available from the North, South or West gates of the campus.  There is a bus stop on the A52 close to the Hall.  Cripps and Hugh Stewart Hall rooms are arranged in pairs which share a common interlinked ensuite bathroom. Only one room of a pair will be occupied, so you will have sole use of the ensuite bathroom.  If a 'double' room is required, then delegates have a choice of taking both rooms of a pair, or they will be checked into a nearby hotel (see below).

The rooms are fairly basic.  Towels and Linen are provided. They do not have a TV, but there is a TV in the main common room, and for News junkies, there is access to CNN, BBC, etc through the Internet cafe.

Make sure you bring an electrical adaptor if you come from USA or Europe - best place to buy them is in the airport! We have 240 volts AC, with 3 pin sockets.

Arriving Late:

The Front door of the building is locked from 1.00 am to 7.00 am and if you are arriving very late, or going out to town, you need to take a plastic card to enable you to re-enter.

Conference Registration

This will take place on Wednesday afternoon (21st June) between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm in the Atrium  of the Law and Social Sciences Building, just outside of the lecture theatre (B-63) where the conference proceedings will take place. Light refreshments will be available during the afternoon.


Cripps Hall

Hugh Stewart Hall

Accommodation elsewhere

For delegates who wish to bring a spouse, and would prefer a double room,  accommodation can be arranged at the nearby Inn Keepers Lodge, situated at the far eastern edge of the campus at the junction between the Derby Road (A52) and Woodside Road (B6464).  The hotel is an approximate 15 to 20 min walk from the conference venue. 

A lot of travellers from afar have to come or depart via London. We recommend the California Hotel, in Belgrove St only 200 m from St Pancras Station, close to Kings Cross and the British Library, very affordable, hospitable and much used by long-distance travellers over the years.


The weather in the UK at this time of year should be pleasantly warm.  However, it is the UK so delegates should bring light showerproof jackets or an umbrella. The website WINDGURU forecasts weather by combining Land and Satellite data with computational fluid dynamic real-time calculations while you are on line. It is a remarkably accurate 7 day forecasting centre for Windsurfers the world over. Enter UK-Rutland Water as your location, which is near enough to Nottingham to give a result.

Windguru Weather forcastng





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