Short Courses
For Presenters

LMS Durham Symposium
Computational methods for wave propagation in direct scattering

Organised Excursions:

  • Durham Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have arranged a guided tour of the Cathedral for the afternoon of Thursday 18 (leaving Grey College after lunch).

  • On Sunday 21 there will be an (optional) day-long coach trip to the Roman Hadrian's wall. The coach will first call at Steel Rigg, from where those who want can hike along the wall to Housesteads. This should be a relatively easy walk, but it does involve a considerable amount of ascent/descent. The weather in N England can be cold and wet, even in July, and noone should attempt the walk without hiking boots/shoes and warm and waterproof clothing. More information on walking along the wall from Steel Rigg can be found here (the description is of a circular walk from Steel Rigg, and our route is part of the return trip).

    The coach will take everyone else to Housesteads fort, where there will be an opportunity to visit the museum. It will return to Durham via Hexham.

You can sign up for either or both of these trips during registration.

Local Recreation:

There are various facilities offered by Grey College and the university. Within short walking distance one finds the University's main sports centre, a swimming pool and an 18 hole golf course. Grey College has a pool table and there is a tennis court nearby. Maps are available from the Maths Department showing local jogging routes.

For more leisurely walks, the university Botanic Garden is very close to Grey College, and there are nice short walks into the town centre and along the river banks.

General Tourism:

Guides to local tourist attractions are linked below.

Scripted by Dugald B Duncan, Heriot-Watt University