- Social Programme -
17th-20th July 2002,
The Senate Room,
University of Glasgow.
17th July: there will be an informal reception in the Deparment of Computer Science, University of Glasgow. This will run from 17.00-20.00 approximately. Here is a picture of the Department.
18th and 19th July: Thursday and Friday evenings are left free so delegates. We can organise tours of local pubs, including some Jazz and real-ale venues. We can also organise trips to more 'cultural' events including the Scottish National Opera, Ballet and Theatre companies.
20th July: we hope to encourage as many delegates as possible to stay on until the Saturday. The intention is to provide an opportunity for discussion about the issues and topics that were raised during the workshop. We have, therefore, organised a day on Arran - a small Island off the West Coast of Scotland. Depending on the level of demand, we can arrange strenuous walks (up Goat Fell), light walks, mountain biking, cycle tours and a visit to Brodick Castle, Robert the Bruce's refuge on his passage to Ireland. Here is the timetable for the Ardrossan-Brodick ferry. You can return on any of the sailings, most of which will connect with a train back to Glasgow Central Station. There is tourist information about Arran.
For more reasons to visit Scotland and attend this workshop, check out the Scottish Tourist Board. See also Aran tourist board. The workshop will be held in Glasgow itself to ease international travel. However, Glasgow also provides a convenient base from which to explore the Weste rn Highlands and Islands.