26th UK Conference – Venue

The conference will take place at the Sir Charles Wilson building which is part of the University of Glasgow. Founded over 500 years ago, the university is located in the West End of Glasgow, just three miles from the city centre.  It is well-connected by frequent bus services and Kelvinbridge subway station is only a short walk from the venue (0.3 miles).  Parking by meter is available along Kelvin Way, however the best parking is probably  Kelvinbridge subway station at £5 a day.  Other places are listed here, however we advise delegates to travel by public transport if possible.


Sir Charles Wilson Building
Glasgow University
Kelvin Way, G12 8QQ
Tel: 0141 330 2001


A limited number of rooms will be available in the student halls at Cairncross House, which is 15 mins walk from the conference venue.  These will be available to reserve when registering for the conference on a first come, first served basis. There are a large number of hotels within easy access to the conference venue, however delegates may want to try:

  • Pond Hotel (Great Western Road, Glasgow)
  • Argyll Hotel (Sauchiehall Street)
  • Premier Inn (Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries)
  • http://www.hostelworld.com (for a range of cheaper rooms throughout the city)

Further hotel recommendations are available when following the People Make Glasgow link below.

City Information and Travel

Glasgow is a very compact city and easy to get around on foot.  Cycle hire is now available a 31 points throughout the city, including nearby the conference venue.  Taxis are also competitively priced.

Reduced rate travel for delegates is also available. Glasgow has an very efficient public transport system and delegates will have the opportunity to buy a conference rover value travel pass (£5 valid for 5 days unlimited rail travel within Glasgow city centre).  Please note this offer does not apply to use of the Subway, however.

Delegate Conf Travel leaflet

For more comprehensive information about the City of Glasgow and travel, please click on the following link.  Finally, it is also worth noting that in 2008 Glasgow became a UNESCO City of Music so there is always a good range music events going on in the city.

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