- Background and travel
- Computer Access
- You may use the STELLA, 6 University Gardens and DISH, 2 University Gardens computer clusters for web browsing and email access.
The machines require you to have a valid login-id and password. These will be made available at the conference start.
- Help for Presenters
- We can help with a limited amount of emergency photocopying onto paper and transparency, with technical support for computers and other electronic equipment, and with phones, email and fax. Please ask one of the conference assistants.
There are copy shops on Byres Rd and Great Western Rd within 5 minutes walk.
- The University
- The University of Glasgow, Scotland, founded in 1451, is a
major visitor attraction in Glasgow, the 1990 European City of
Culture. Apart from having over 14,000 students and more
than 120 departments, ranging from Zoology to Accountancy
and Management to Microbiology, Glasgow is a visitor-friendly
University, pleased to welcome tourists and the local
community and to give them a taste of University life.
Being Glasgow's first University, it is well-placed to offer an
insight into Scotland's historical, educational and cultural
heritage. There is something in the University for everyone,
from dinosaurs to unicorns, from coins to computers.
The University has maintained its commitment to excellence
in the traditional areas of research and teaching while encouraging
initiative and innovation in new fields of academic study.
The main University campus is situated at Gilmorehill,
overlooking the mainly residential West End, yet located in a
dramatic landscaped parkland setting (which it shares with
the City's Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery).
The University's main web pages have more about the University.
- About Glasgow
- Nowhere else in Scotland is quite like Glasgow, Scotland's
largest city. It radiates confidence and friendliness in a down-to-earth way.
In shops, bars and restaurants, everyone will be
delighted to help you make the most of your visit.
Sometimes described as Britain's finest Victorian city, today's
Glasgow is the result of determination by the citizens
themselves to make the most of it's architecture, heritage and
culture. Excitement and awareness steadily grew over the last
decade. Glasgow became a venue for stimulating new
developments such as the Burrell Collection, then host for a
major Garden Festival followed by the accolade of Cultural
Capital of Europe in 1990. In 1999 it was the European City of
Architecture & Design.
The Glasgow Guide has this useful page of information for the first-time visitor to Glasgow or the UK covering such things as vaccinations (none needed), tap water (drinkable), personal safety and how to use the telephones.
More about Glasgow in
- Glasgow's Eastern neighbour is a favourite tourist destination, looking "less like a modern city than a theatrical backdrop" as the Edinburgh City Guide. says. Its only an hour's drive away, or 50 minutes' train ride from Queen St Station. If you haven't been there, you should go now.
- Other places within about three-quarters of an hour of Glasgow include Loch Lomond, Stirling and its castle, New Lanark, where the enlightened industrialist Robert Owen set up one of the earliest experiments in creating a civilised working environment and living conditions for indistrial workers. (much of which is preserved in one of the most interesting visitors' centres in Scotland), and the Trossachs, edge of the Highlands.
The Highlands of Scotland are worth a visit if you have time to tour. Inverness is 3 hours away by train. Roads are very good and, especially compared to England, very quiet.
Details on these and other places may be found in the links below.
- Scottish (tourist) links
- Scottish Tourist Board
And there is a wealth of information, from Scottish geneology to whisky on the
Virtual Inn Scottish links site.
- Visit to Stirling and its castle, 21st July
Stirling town and Castle
- The Conference Dinner at the Trades Hall of Glasgow, 24th July evening
- The previously announced location, the SV Glenlee, has proved unsuitable. The conference dinner will now take place in the Grand Hall of the Trades Hall of Glasgow in the city centre. There will be coach transport there and back. (for those who dally on the hills (see below) it is just a 10 minute underground ride from the University) There will be a reception, the conference dinner, and a ceilidh with live traditional Scottish music and dancing.
- Glenoyne distillery, 24th July
- The Glengoyne distillery in Dumgoyne, Stirlingshire was established in 1833 and produces unpeated malt whisky using water from a burn in the Campsie Hills. We intend to arrange a outing to the distillery on Monday 24th to see how it operates and to taste a little. The tour will last one hour.
- Walking, 24th July
- You may prefer to exercise: the bus which takes us to the Glengoyne distillery will let those who like to stretch their legs choose between gentle walking by a river (along part of the West Highland Way) or a 3 mile walk including a steep climb up Dumgoyne hill with superb views of the Campsies, Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond, and the "Arrochar Alps". The excursions will all return in time to prepare for the conference dinner.
- Literary tours
- Information coming soon.
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