Information

Registration has now closed.

Schedule

The schedule for the conference is available here. See also the timetable for the parallel paper sessions. Please see here for a full list of papers.

Venue

The conference will take place in and around the Gilmorehill Campus of the University of Glasgow, based in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland.

Registration, lunch and coffee breaks, keynote lectures, and many of the parallel panel sessions will be in the Sir Charles Wilson Building on the junction of Gibson Street, Bank Street, and Kelvin Way.

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The Friday evening drinks reception and Bill Wylie exhibition launch, and Sunday morning  will take place at the University Chapel at the Gilbert Scott Main Building.

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We will also be holding parallel panel sessions at No. 4 The Square (known as Professors’ Square on Google Maps!) and 4 University Gardens.

Disabled Access

Accessibility information on University of Glasgow venues is available here. We ask that disabled delegates please indicate this on their registration forms and/or get in touch with the organisers via anna.fisk@glasgow.ac.uk. Once informed of accessibility needs we will do what we can to ensure that these are met–e.g. if you are a regular participant of or have submitted a paper to a particular panel we will try to ensure that the panel is assigned a venue that is accessible/equipped with hearing aid loop, etc.

Accommodation

All delegates will need to arrange their own accommodation since this will not be provided as part of the conference package. Visit Scotland, TripAdvisor and Air B’n’B are useful places to start for booking accommodation in the West End of Glasgow whatever your budget. Delegates wishing to book a room at the upmarket Hilton Grosvenor Hotel can do so with small discount – get in touch with anna.fisk@glasgow.ac.uk for the discount code once you’ve registered for the conference.

Eating and Drinking

Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided on Fri, Sat and Sun as part of the delegate fee, as will drinks receptions on Friday (in the chapel) and Saturday evening (in the Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens). On Saturday evening there will be a banquet and ceilidh (included in 3-day delegate fees or available as an additional option for day-rate delegates).

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Please note that the conference will NOT be providing an evening meal on the Friday night. There are a wealth of places to eat on nearby Byres Road, Great Western Road and side streets (such as Ashton Lane and Cresswell Lane) but on a Friday night we strongly recommend booking in advance. See TripAdvisor for advice on nearby eateries. If you don’t manage to book in advance there are still plenty of takeaways or shops open late in which to grab something to eat in your hotel.

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There is a Facebook event page for the conference here – feel free to use this to coordinate travel, accommodation and meal arrangements.

Weather

Glasgow in September is often lovely and sunny, but more often cold and wet and windy. Most likely it will be a combination of all these, often within just one hour. Pack your suitcase accordingly – we recommend layers, a reasonably waterproof jacket, and an umbrella!

Childcare

Glasgow is a great place to visit with kids. If you are looking for childcare during the conference, you can find a registered childminder from here:

Glasgow Childcare Information Service
Centenary House
100 Morrison Street
Glasgow
G5 8LN
Tel: 0141 287 5223
Fax: 0141 287 3561
E-mail: chis@education.glasgow.gov.uk

More information is available from the Scottish Families Information Service. The nanny agency, Tinies Glasgow has fully registered nannies for babysitting and childcare.

Please note that, in line with current Scottish legislation on childcare, the conference organisers cannot either recommend unofficial childcarers, such as students, or provide a room to hold an informal crèche. Unfortunately providing a registered crèche is not possible within our budget.

 

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