Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
6th - 9th April 1999

General Information

All of the main business, including coffees, lunches, and teas, will take place within the Holland Complex. Only breakfast and dinner are elsewhere.

For those staying beyond Friday afternoon and wishing to take lunch or dinner in Pollock Halls, meal tickets can be purchased at the bar.

The Pollock Halls Bar is open from 11.00 to 23.00 (until midnight if there is sufficient demand) daily.

Library Facilities

Participants who wish to use the main library of Edinburgh University, located in George Square, can register at the desk there. For books to be found elsewhere in Edinburgh, e.g. in the library of the James Clerk Maxwell Building, and not available at George Square, please ask one of the locals.

Computing Facilities

PC's are to be found in the Holland microlab. This will be open until 18.00 each day. A number of passwords will be issued to the Study Group participants.

Fax and Telephone

For incoming messages for participants, the Pollock Halls switchboard telephone number is 0131-667 1971 and the fax number is 0131-668 3217.

For official Study Group use, there will be a telephone in the foyer of the Holland Complex. There is also a payphone.


A photocopier will be available in the Reception Centre.

Post Office, Local Shops, and Banks

There are cash machines both in Pollock Halls and at the neighbouring Commonwealth Pool. A variety of shops, as well as banks and a post office can be found on Salisbury Place and Newington Road. (Go west along Salisbury Road from the Physician & Firkin to the next crossroads.)


Luggage can be left at the Reception Centre where there is a lockable room.


Parking is available on site and nearby on. On-site parking requires a permit which can be obtained from Reception.

The Local Organisers Are:

Andrew Lacey Chairman, Problems, Programme, Web Site
John Byatt-Smith Treasurer, Accommodation etc.
Gail Duursma Proceedings, Secretarial

Should you need to contact any of the local organisers out of hours, please try:

John Byatt-Smith 664 3477; Gail Duursma 662 0589; Andrew Lacey 229 5612.


Larger shops can be found on and close to Princes Street.


Edinburgh has a plentiful supply of taxis. Firms include City Cabs (tel. 228 1211) and Central Radio Taxis (tel. 229 2468). Taxis can be ordered from the Reception Centre (there is a free 'phone).

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