11 to 15 April 2016        Department of Mathematical Sciences

Practical Information

How to I reach Collingwood College?

Instructions on how to reach Durham are available on Accessing Durham.

Collingwood College (South Rd, Durham DH1 3LT) is located South of the city at the bottom of the Durham map. It is about 30 minutes walk from the railway station where there is also a taxi rank.

Where is the Study group taking place?

The Study group will take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Law both of which are a 10 minutes walk from Collingwood College.

On Monday 11 April, registration will take place from 9:00 until 9:45 in the Chem Cafe next to the department of Mathematical Sciences. (Late registrations will take place in the main office of the Mathematics Department (on the 1st floor).) To reach the Chem Cafe from Collingwood College, walk down the main road up to about 100 meters from the traffic light (follow the red line on the Durham annotated map ). Walk across to the eastern side of the Lower Mountjoy campus. Enter the main building of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Go down the steps right in front of you and, at the end of the corridor, turn right (follow the red line on the maps below). The Chem cafe is in from of you.

Plenary sessions will take place in CG85 next to the Chem Cafe.

The problems will be worked on in the rooms PCL50 to PCL59 in the Law School (follow the green then blue line on the map below).


Campus map:

Chem Cafe (Registration), CG85 and Law School:

Rooms in Law School:


  • Breakfast: participants staying in Collingwood College can have breakfast in the College dining hall from 8:00 until 9:00.
  • Lunch: All participants can have lunch in the Chem Cafe between 1pm until 2pm (see map above).
  • Wednesday Dinner: participants staying in Collingwood College and local participants can attend the dinner in the Castle from 19:00.
  • Other Dinners: participants staying in Collingwood College can have dinner in the College dining hall from 20:00 to 21:00 on Monday and from 18:00 to 19:00 Tuesday and Thursday.


A preliminary time table is already available. The final schedule for the presentations will be distributed in the Study Group pack.


You will be able to register for a WIFI username and password in Collingwood College when you check in. You will also be able to do so when you register for the Study Group Monday morning.


Report should be emailed to b.m.a.g.piette@durham.ac.uk by Friday 6 May 2016.

The report should be written in latex using the ESGI Report Template available as a zip file or as a a tar file. You will have to use the pdflatex command.


The organisers can be contacted by email at: esgi@durham.ac.uk.