18/1/2013: Registration open
18/1/2013: Abstract submissions open
5/3/2013: Deadline for booking on-campus accommodation
7/3/2013: EXTENDED!! Deadline for application for bursaries
10/3/2013: Deadline for registration
10/3/2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts
24 - 27/3/2013: Colloquium
The conference is being held in the East Building on the University of Bath campus. Maps and directions can be found at http://www.bath.ac.uk/about/gettinghere/.
Talks will be held in East Building 1.1 and refreshments will be served in the East Building foyer.
The University provides wireless internet access via Eduroam. You may like to read the instructions for visitors.
If you are unable to use the Eduroam network, you may be able to use the BT Openzone service (a paid service, but some people have access already because of their other BT subscriptions). If this is not appropriate, please contact James Davenport who may be able to make alternative arrangements.
On-campus accommodation is in Woodland Court. For arrivals after 20.00, please go to the Security Desk in the Library. The colloquium is held in the East Building. All of these locations are marked on the campus map. Security can be contacted 24 hours a day on 01225 383853.
Buses 18 and U18 run regularly between the city centre and the campus.
From the city, you can take a bus from Dorchester Street, near the railway station, or from High Street, near to the Roman Baths ane the Abbey. The locations of Dorchester Street and the Baths are marked on this Google map.
Buses leave from the main campus bus stop, near to the East Building. When heading into the city, get off the bus at North Parade, also marked on the map.
Bath is a tourist town, so there are lots of restaurants to choose from: you will not have any trouble finding places to eat. Below we list some of the places we like to go. The opinions below are those of Guy McCusker unless otherwise stated.
This pub serves an excellent selection of English beer from independent breweries, with a range of delicious pies available in the evenings before 9pm. If you don't want pie and mash (or pie and chips) you should probably eat somewhere else, but for pie, mash and beer, this place cannot be beaten. A meal will cost you £8.80.
Loch Fyne specialises in fish and seafood, especially oysters and smoked salmon, but also serves meat and vegetarian dishes. People who like lobster tell me the lobster is good. Around £20 per head, more if you want lobster.
Bath has two kaiten sushi restaurants: sit at the conveyor belt and help yourself.
This is my preferred sushi place in Bath. An independent restaurant serving simple, well-prepared food at good prices: £15 per head should feed you. The local Japanese community seems to enjoy eating here and I am told it is quite authentic.
One of a nationwide chain. Decent quality food, slightly pricier than Yen, slightly fancier-looking dishes, with a bright and shiny modern feel. Allow £15 - 20 per head.
A very nice steak restaurant, somewhat upmarket: probably £30 per head plus drinks. Booking advised.
This being England, there are lots of Indian restaurants around and you are unlikely to go wrong with any of them. Here are two that have served us well in the past.
Located in a basement below Milsom Street, Bath's central shopping street, this restaurant serves a broad menu and I have never been disappointed with the quality. Good value too: £12-15 per head plus drinks.
Located just opposite the Holiday Inn, and right next to Sainsbury's Petrol Station (!!!), this is an exceptional restaurant serving beautifully presented Indian-style food. It is not a traditional "curry house": it describes itself as "Indian Dining" which gives the right idea. It is not cheap (£30 per head or so) but highly recommended. Booking advised.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's range of Italian restaurants serve reliably good Italian-style meals at medium prices, £15-20 per head plus drinks. You cannot book a table, which might suit a crowd of wandering conference delegates if you are prepared to wait 15-30 minutes to be seated.
One of a national chain serving noodles and rice-based dishes derived from Japanese cuisine. You cannot book a table, so you might need to wait 15-30 minutes to be seated, but this place has some very large tables so would suit a larger group. Very informal with a somewhat "fast food" atmosphere. £15 per head or so.
An independent Thai restaurant. I have never eaten here but it comes recommended by our Thai PhD students!
This relatively new independent Chinese restaurant comes highly recommended by our Chinese PhD students.
Bistro-style food with something of everything on the menu. I have never been there but John Power recommends it! The location is good, near the Royal Crescent. Looks like costing about £20 per head.
A sister to the Lime Lounge above, located very close to the Holiday Inn.
There are lots of pubs in Bath. In addition to the Raven (see above) I recommend the following two pubs. Both are small-ish, cosy, and very traditional, serving very good beer.
Two tiny rooms. Don't come here in a large group!
This is a little walk north out of the centre of town, but well worth it. Probably my favourite Bath pub.
Like every city in the UK, Bath is crammed with coffee shops. However, there is one that stands out above the crowd.
Hands down the best coffee shop I have ever been to. If you like coffee you are strongly advised to visit this place, which could almost be described as a coffee laboratory. Amazing.