Groups St Andrews 2005


Welcome to Groups St Andrews 2005.

Please read the information carefully.


The main residence for the conference is New Hall (building 4 on the map).
New Hall is situated close to the Mathematical Institute (building 15 on the map) and the Physics building (building 16 on the map) where the main lectures and seminar sessions will be held. New Hall is the highest quality residence of the University of St Andrews and, like David Russell Hall, all rooms are en suite.

Meal times in New Hall

Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:00 Lunch: 12:30 to 13:15 Dinner 18:30 to 19:15

Some conference participants, who have requested the accommodation, will be housed in Fife Park (building 1 on the map). Although Fife Park provides no meals, people staying in Fife Park may buy meals in New Hall. We ask those Fife Park residents who would wish to eat some meals in New Hall to let us know before the conference so that we can inform New Hall.

Special meals and dietary requirements

We have noted the requests from those who have informed us; anyone else who has not yet done so should please let us know as soon as possible so that we can inform the Residence Manager.


Registration desks will be manned in New Hall and David Russell Hall (for Fife Park) until late in the evening on Saturday 30th July.
Members arriving too late to register at David Russell Hall may go into the lobby and use the internal phone to contact extension 7104 to get admission to their rooms.
Members arriving late at New Hall will find the hall open, but may need to telephone extension 4444 to attract someone's attention.

A registration desk will be manned in the Physics Building at the coffee break from the Sunday onwards for late arrivals and non-residents.


At the time of the conference credit cards may not be used to pay any outstanding money to the Conference. Please pay either by cash or with a cheque drawn on a UK bank.


Lectures and seminars will take place both in the Physics Building and the Mathematical Institute. The Welcome and first lecture will take place in Physics Lecture Theatre A at 9:00 on Sunday 31 July.

The main lecture theatres in Physics and Mathematics are provided with blackboards, an o.h.p., computers and projection facilities. The rooms for splinter group talks will all have black/white boards and an o.h.p. Given advance warning data projection facilities may also be available.


A book exhibition will be held in the foyer of Physics from Sunday 31 August to Saturday 6 August.


The Conference Office is Room 202 in the Mathematical Institute. It will be open Monday to Friday from 8:45 to 17:00.


The timetable is available HERE.
A timetable and titles of all the talks is available HERE


The School's PC classroom with 70 machines running Windows will be available to conference members. There will also be facilities for members with their own computers to connect them to wired and wireless networks. Further information will be available on arrival.


Papers to be considered for publication in the Proceedings of the Conference should be sent to the conference e-mail address. These papers should be in the usual house style for Groups St Andrews papers.


Monday 1 August:
We will take a photograph of participants at 13:45. Members will be given access to a copy so that they can print it off if they wish.

Whisky tasting evening (free of charge).
Check out Scotland's national drink in Lower College Hall at 20:00. This will be a social occasion to be enjoyed by all, including non-drinkers.

Wednesday 3 August:
Bus trip to Glamis Castle.
Coaches will leave New Hall at 14:00 for Glamis Castle which is situated north of Dundee and across the River Tay. Free guided tours of the castle will be provided. The castle, weather permitting, has good views of the Grampians which are hills on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. Glamis Castle was at one time the home of Queen Elizabeth, mother of the present Queen, Queen Elizabeth. Buses will return to St Andrews by 18:00.

As an alternative to the bus trip two colleagues will lead a walk along the coast to the east of St Andrews.

Wednesday 3 August:
Gala Dinner.
This will be held in David Russell Hall at 19:30 for 20:00.
This is included in the charges for all adult residents staying in New Hall and also for those staying in Fife Park who have paid the additional 12GBP charge.
Any other residents of Fife Park or non-resident conference members may purchase a ticket via the web site for 12GBP.

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