Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and one of the largest cities in the UK. Glasgow will host the Commenwealth Games shortly before the comference (23rd July - 3th August 2014). It was also the European City of Culture in 1990 and contains many museums such as the Burrel colelction and the Kelvingrove Museum. It is located in the West End of Glasgow.
Glasgow University, which is hosting the conference, was founded in 1451 as one of the 6 ancient universities in the United Kingdom. Two of these were in England: Oxford and Cambridge, and four in Scotland: Glasgow, Edinburg, St. Andrews and Aberdeen. The university is located in the West End of Glasgow, which contains many museums and restaurants.
The conference will be held in the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, part of Glasgow University. This is a self-contained building with a large lobby for coffee breaks and the display of posters. It also has a lecture theatre for keynote talks and smaller rooms for parallel paper presentations.
Hotels in Glasgow:
Glasgow has a large number of hotels to suit all budgets. Most central hotels are near to an underground station, making travel to the conference easy. There are many hotels in the Charring Cross area, close to the St Georges Cross Underground station. The nearest station to the University is Hillhead, two stops along from St. Georges Cross.