XTOP 2010 will be held at the University of Warwick. Directions to the venue from overseas can be found here
The University of Warwick is right in the centre of England, easy to reach by rail, car or plane from all parts of the UK and abroad.
Ideally located on the border of the West Midlands and Warwickshire, providing easy access to the major cities of Coventry and Birmingham, and the beautiful historic towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth and Royal Leamington Spa.
The campus is located three miles to the south west of Coventry City centre and is set in nearly 300 hectares of natural countryside with lakes, woods and beautifully tended gardens in which you can relax and escape from the buzz of campus.
If you feel like a change of scene altogether there are a variety of interesting places nearby, from Birmingham's busy shopping and entertainment areas to the cultural heritage of Stratford, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Birmingham is the UK’s second city. Home of the multi-million pound Bullring development and the iconic Selfridges building, the city has something for everyone. It’s nearby location to the University and its good transport links, make it a perfect destination for shopping, visiting, and a good night out. Other attractions include the National Exhibition Centre (10 minutes by train from Coventry and one of the country's most popular concert venues), Symphony Hall (home to the world famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and the National Indoor Arena. Birmingham International Airport is a 20 minute journey from campus.
Coventry is the nearest city to the University of Warwick and home to many of our students who live off-campus. Famous for its Cathedral, Lady Godiva, and the devastation brought to the city in World War 2, Coventry is an ever-developing city steeped in history. Linked to the campus by a regular bus service, is a busy manufacturing city (Jaguar, the Peugeot Motor Company) with a population of 300,000.
The historical town of Kenilworth is the nearest major town to the University of Warwick. Famous for its castle, Kenilworth is a peaceful Warwickshire town and is home to a number of our students, staff and alumni. It is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon either in the busy high street or exploring one of England's most romantic and dramatic ruined castle, built in 1120. Abbey Fields also offer a great open space to spend a sunny afternoon.
Royal Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa, an elegant Regency town and home to many students, is 8 miles (13 kilometres) from campus. It offers a sophisticated charm rarely seen in other UK towns, with a wide choice of fine restuarants, cafes and shops. Riverside public gardens bloom in the centre of town opposite the historic Pump Room, where Queen Victoria drank the natural spring waters with their health-giving minerals in the 19th century.
Stratford, famous the world over as the birthplace of Shakespeare, lies only 15 miles (24 kilometres) from campus. Here you can walk the streets where Shakespeare spent his childhood. Stratford also offers you the chance to take a trip by canal barge or rowing boat on the River Avon, which flows through the centre of the town. Evenings may be spent sampling traditional British hospitality on one of Stratford's many pubs and restuarants, or settling down to watch a play at one of the three Royal Shakespeare Company's theatres.
- Stratford-upon-Avon Tourist Information
- Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council
- Stratford-upon-Avon District Council
Warwick sits on the banks of the River Avon and is a pretty, historic town with plenty of visitors’ attractions. Warwick Castle, which has played a crucial role in 1000 years of British history, overlooks the town. Standing on a site first fortified one thousand years ago, the famous Warwick Castle is the finest medieval fortress in the country set in 24 hectares of grounds and gardens. Visitors can enjoy re-enactments of battles and gain a flavour of life from centuries ago with the resident band of fully costumed actors.
Even London is only 75 minutes away by train from Coventry, and the beautiful rolling hills of the Cotswolds just a short drive.
Manuscript submission for the XTOP 2010 Conference Proceedings is now open. The deadline for submssions is 15th November 2010
Work presented in an invited talk by Martin Dierolf at XTOP 2010 was published in Nature. Today this article featured on the front page of BBC news.
The conference programme is now available online.
The final registration and payment deadline is 1st August 2010
Dr J Susini from the ESRF confirmed as a Plenary Speaker - more details to follow
Dr M Dierolf, Dr E Mitchell, Professor M Dowsett and Dr A Snigerev are confrimed as invited speakers
The abstract deadline has been extended until the end of Friday 14th May 2010
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Early Registration Deadline
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