Important dates

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

Venue and timetable


The conference is being held in the East Building on the University of Bath campus. Maps and directions can be found at

Talks will be held in East Building 1.1 and refreshments will be served in the East Building foyer.


Local information


Campus accommodation


James Davenport
Guy McCusker


Internet Access

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.

Places and buses

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.

Places to eat

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.

Pub Grub

The Raven
7 Queen Street, Bath BA1 1HE
Tel: 01225 425045

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.

Fish and Seafood

Loch Fyne
24 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DG
Tel: 01225 750120

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.

Yen Sushi
11-12 Bartlett Street, Bath BA1 2QZ
Tel: 01225 333313

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.

Yo Sushi
29 Milsom Place, Bath BA1 1BZ
Tel: 01225 562 250

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.


Hudson Steakhouse Bar and Grill
14 London St, Bath BA1 5BU
Tel: 01225 332323

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.

Bengal Brasserie
32 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DG
Tel: 01225 447906

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.

The Mint Room
Longmead Gospel Hall, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3EB
Tel: 01225 446656

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.


Jamie's Italian
10 Milsom Place, Bath BA1 1BZ
Tel: 01225 432340

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.


1 York Buildings, George Street, Bath BA1 2EB
Tel: 01225 337314

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.

14-15 Pierrepont Street, Bath BA1 1LA
Tel: 01225 484663

An independent Thai restaurant. I have never eaten here but it comes recommended by our Thai PhD students!

Hon Fusion
25 Claverton Buildings, Bath BA2 4LD
Tel: 01225 446020

This relatively new independent Chinese restaurant comes highly recommended by our Chinese PhD students.

Something for everyone

The Lime Lounge
11 Margarets Buildings (Off Brock Street), Bath BA1 2LP
Tel: 01225 421251

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.

The Little Lime Lounge
2 Victoria Buildings, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3EH
Tel 01225 461250

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.

The Old Green Tree
12 Green Street, Bath BA1 2JZ
Tel: 01225 448259

Two tiny rooms. Don't come here in a large group!

The Star Inn
23 The Vineyards, Off the Paragon, Bath BA1 5NA
Tel: 01225 425072

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.

Colonna and Small's
6 Chapel Row, Bath BA1 1HN
Tel: 07766 808067

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.