Geometry and Physics of Monopoles

Conference arrangements

Getting to Edinburgh

A very good page about getting to Edinburgh was created for ICIAM99 - you can find it here. You will also find useful information at the Edinburgh Tourist Board site.

Venue & Accommodation

James Clerk Maxwell Building
University of Edinburgh
King's Buildings
Mayfield Road

Telephone (44) (0) 131 650 5060
Pollock Halls
Holyrood Park Road
EH 16 5A

Telephone (44) (0) 131 667 0662

The Workshop will be held in the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) of the University of Edinburgh. This building, which also houses the Mathematics and Statistics Department, is situated within the King’s Buildings complex in the south of Edinburgh, a short bus ride from the centre of Edinburgh.

Conference accommodation is at Pollock Halls, a University of Edinburgh student residence just to the south-east of the city-centre. Breakfast and evening meals are also be available there.

The University website contains a section with maps showing the locations of Pollock Halls and Kings Buildings. Map 1 covers the widest area and Map 3 will help you find JCMB at Kings Buildings. Click here


Evening meals have been reserved at Pollock Halls for every evening except Monday 23 (when there will be a buffet, included in the Registration Fee) Saturday 28 (which is a totally free day) and Tuesday 31 (when there will be an optional Conference Dinner).

Social Programme

The Conference Dinner will take place in the Tower Restuarant of the new Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street on Tuesday 31 August at 7.30pm. The Museum is open on Tuesday evenings and a guided tour may be arranged for delegates prior to the dinner.

Spouses and partners of delegates are welcome to attend the Conference Dinner at a cost of £25. Numbers will have to be confirmed to the resaurant by the evening of 24 August, so please let us know, by email or on arrival, if you decide not to attend or if you wish to request an extra place.

Medieval Scotland is the subject of our optional excursion on Sunday 29 August.

Leaving Pollock Halls at 10am, we travel by coach via the coastal route to the picturesque village of Dirleton and disembark for a tour of 12th century Dirleton Castle led by a guide from Historic Scotland. Continuing eastward we stop in the seaside town of North Berwick to explore the harbour, the abbey ruins and to eat our packed lunches. Following lunch we drive to 14th century Tantallon Castle which affords spectacular views of the Firth of Forth and the sea bird sanctuary, the Bass Rock. We return inland via a stop at the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, famous for its carvings and its mythological associations and arrive back at Pollock Halls in time for the evening meal.

The cost of this trip is £20 per person, which includes all travel, all admission charges and a packed lunch. As with the conference dinner, accompanying family members are welome. Delegates are asked to book their places on this trip as soon as they possible, by email or on arrival. If there are insufficient bookings the trip will be cancelled.

Financial matters

Accommodation and subsistence costs are as follows:

Conference places

Late applications will be considered. Please contact ICMS by email (, telephone (0131 220 1777) or fax (0131 220 1053) for guidance.

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(updated 2 August 1999)