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Cambridge Collaboration Meeting 8-11 Jan 2004

Cambridge Collaboration Meeting 8-11 Jan 2004. Emmanuel College Cambridge. Background. Cambridge:. Cambridge University is relatively small town NE of London within 2 hours of all major airports ( LHR,LGW,STN ) The town is dominated by the University. Cambridge University:.

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Cambridge Collaboration Meeting 8-11 Jan 2004

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  1. Cambridge Collaboration Meeting 8-11 Jan 2004 Emmanuel College Cambridge Mark Thomson, Cambridge

  2. Background Cambridge: • Cambridge University is relatively small town NE of London • within 2 hours of all major airports (LHR,LGW,STN) • The town is dominated by the University Cambridge University: • Cambridge University is widely regarded* • as the UK’s top University • Consists of 33 separate Colleges founded • over the last 800 years Emmanuel College: • Located at very centre Cambridge • A number of historic buildings sited in • large and very beautiful gardens Wren Chapel (1666) as seen from the Porter’s Lodge * e.g. Sunday Times University Guide (The Sunday Times is like a UK version of the National Enquirer – just bigger) Mark Thomson, Cambridge

  3. Historic Connections Emmanuel College: • Founded 1583 by Sir Walter Mildmay (chancellor • to Queen Elizabeth I) a man with Puritan sympathies The US Connection: • Of the first 100 university graduates that settled in • the colonies of New England 1/3 were from Emmanuel • Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named after an • Emmanuel preacher • Another Emmanuel man – John Harvard, gave his • name to the 1st US University* *nowadays visiting scholars from Harvard are given special rights – they are granted the opportunity to make a substantial donation to the college Mark Thomson, Cambridge

  4. Facilities Plenary Sessions: • will take place in the Queen’s building • Excellent lecture theatre for • about 120 people • Currently investigated • installation of wireless LAN Parallel Sessions: • Many other rooms available – • but will need to book these soon Coffee/Chill out room: • Coffee will be available in the Old Library (+wireless?) Registration Fee: • Small registration fee (reduced rate for Grad. students) • - estimate $25* *I have applied for a “Research Grant” to cover the costs of room hire for academic presentations “Committee Summaries” deprecated –the speakers may have to cover the additional costs. Mark Thomson, Cambridge

  5. For the brave/foolish – there is • always one of the oldest outdoor • swimming pools in the UK • (weather permitting) Entertainment Program • Cambridge has manyPubs/Cafes/Bars/Restaurants - all • located within easy walking distance of the centre of town Plus (provisional plans): • Wednesday 7th : Evening reception/ • registration in the Old Library • Thursday 8th (?) : Evening, graduate • student tour of the highlights and • (if desired) lowlife of Cambridge • Friday 9th : Collaboration Dinner • in the Emmanuel Hall Mark Thomson, Cambridge

  6. Practicalities • Web site up by the end of the week - I’ll email minos_all • Please register as soon as possible! - I need a good estimate of numbers • Book Hotels early ! - the Undergraduate Hoard turns up on Saturday 10th (many with parents in tow) • A list of hotels/B&Bs will go up on the web • Some “undergraduate-style” rooms (no en suite facilities, etc.) will be available (probably only for the intrepid graduate student) • I can promise that Cambridge is a beautiful and historic town which is easy to explore on foot BUTin January I can’t guarantee the weather ! Mark Thomson, Cambridge

  7. Hope to see you in Cambridge in January Mark Thomson, Cambridge

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