MASC-15 will take place on the Science Site of the University of Durham on 21st and 22nd December 2015. The conference dinner will take place on the evening of Monday 21st December at the Historic Durham Castle, the founding college of Durham University. Durham City is home to one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK, majestic Durham Cathedral. Together with adjacent Durham Castle,  this UNESCO World Heritage Site forms one of the most stunning city panoramas in Europe.  – See more at

Registration is in the reception area of the Calman Learning Centre (see map on back cover). Lectures will be on the ground floor in the Arnold Wolfendale Theatre (CLC013). Refreshments, lunches, posters and the exhibition are all on the second floor of the Earth Sciences Building directly adjacent to the Calman Centre on its left. This is a main conference space and comprises two large linked areas ES228/229 and ES230/231. Posters, exhibitions and refreshments will be split between the two spaces. The exhibition space is accessed either by lift or by stairs. Please follow the signs. We would be grateful if poster exhibitors could put up their posters as soon as they can in order to allow people to more time to read them during breaks.

The conference dinner will take place in the historic Durham Castle off Palace Green (see map). The dinner starts at 7.30 pm on the Monday evening, with drinks served from 7 pm. The castle is ca. 10 minutes’ walk from the conference in the direction of the city centre.

Local Information

The Calman Learning Centre at the Science site of Durham University (DH1 3LE) is located at the edge of Durham city centre. The Castle is situated in the middle of the city adjacent to the cathedral off Palace Green (DH1 3RN). For detailed information see http://dur Durham railway station is 20 minutes’ walk from the conference venue and is situated on the east Coast main line.


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