See the meeting agenda for details. Please contact Tim Adye <T.J.Adye@rl.ac.uk> and Pete Elmer <Peter.Elmer@cern.ch> for more information.
Most people are staying at St Anne's College in Oxford (just up the road from the University Particle Physics Department). Information on getting to St Anne's is here. It's 28 on this map of Oxford (you might find it useful to print this out before you travel; other maps are here and here).
If you are flying in, Heathrow Airport has the fastest and most frequent coach service to Oxford, though Gatwick Airport works quite well too. If several people are coming in on the same flight, it might alternatively be worth arranging a shared taxi to Oxford. Let me know if you'd like us to book one. There are also frequent train and coach services (The Oxford Express and The Oxford Tube) between Oxford and central London.
Getting to St Anne's from the train station: you can get a taxi from the rank at the station. Otherwise it's a 15 minute walk: there are several routes you could take. Here's one, avoiding the bustle of the town centre. Coming out of the station building, walk down to the main road (Park End St, 41 on the map) to the right of the station. Turn left onto Park End St and go straight at the traffic lights (becomes Hythe Bridge St). Once you have crossed the bridge, follow the road to the left onto Worcester St. Go straight at the traffic lights in front of Worcester College (44) onto Walton St. Passing a couple of side roads on your left, take the first right onto Little Clarendon St. At the end (past lots of trendy shops and cafes!), you'll reach the Woodstock Road. Turn left and walk up past Somerville College and the hospital (on the left). St Anne's is next on the right, just before Bevington Road (first right).
Getting to St Anne's from the central bus/coach station (Gloucester Green): you can get a taxi, or else it's a 10 minute walk. If you exit the bus station onto Worcester St (to the left of where the buses enter the station, opposite Worcester College, 44 on the map) you can follow the directions above (turn right onto Worcester St).
To reach the city centre from St Anne's, turn left onto the Woodstock Road and keep going straight for about 10 minutes' walk. The main shopping area is to the north, east, and west of Carfax.
Transport (private coach) has been arranged between St Anne's and RAL (about 15 miles south of Oxford) for Monday and Tuesday. This will depart St Anne's at 8:30am each morning, and depart RAL at 6:30pm in the evenings. Please let me know if you are staying at St Anne's, but making your own way to RAL (so we don't worry when you aren't on the bus); or if you are staying elsewhere, but would still like a lift (so we can be sure that there's room on the bus).
If you are making your own way to RAL, details are here.
The Daily Information Oxford Guide, with food guide and other Oxford links, might be of interest to visitors to Oxford.
A room has been booked for dinner on Monday evening at Chutneys Indian Brasserie in central Oxford (36 St Michaels St). Please let me know by Monday lunchtime whether you wish to join us for dinner.
Accommodation and transport is kindly being arranged by Margaret Evans <M.E.Evans@rl.ac.uk>. Please contact her (CC me) concerning changes in your accommodation plans.
13 Jan, Monday morning: CR8Please see the meeting agenda for details. You might find this RAL site map helpful in finding the conference rooms (the RAL site main gate is at the top right, to the right of R56).
13 Jan, Monday afternoon: CR8 + CR4
14 Jan, Tuesday morning: CR8
14 Jan, Tuesday afternoon: CR9 + CR4
Lunch will be available in the RAL Cafeteria in R22 (the round building attached to the lecture theatre, marked L on the map).
The call-in phone lines are available for CR8: +44-1235-446941, +44-1235-446944, and +44-1235-446983. A phone conference has been arranged for the parallel sessions in CR4: +1-510-665-5437, code 4883 (4 lines).
Some offices in the Particle Physics Department (building R1, first and second floors, near Conference Room 1 on the map) should be free for smaller discussions (especially on Tuesday afternoon) or private work.
Presentations can be made using a PC projector (a laptop will be provided for this purpose), slides, or scribbled on a whiteboard/flipchart.
Power sockets (240V, UK square 3-pin), wireless networking, and a few UTP network sockets should be available in all our meeting rooms for laptop users (don't forget your wireless card!). Network sockets (but no wireless), as well as a few PCs for those without laptops, should be available in the offices as well as the terminal room on the ground floor of R1. We have a few US/European power plug converters for loan.
Outgoing network connections should work through the firewall
from the meeting rooms ("visitors' network").
Offices are on the internal network, which is blocked from direct outgoing web access.
To access external web sites, you need to specify a proxy server,
3) port 8080;
or use the configuration script
This setting will also work (though isn't required) in the meeting rooms.