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Colloquium 2013

The 13th PFGS Colloquium will take place from 24th-25th June at Beechgrove House, the University of Leeds.

The event will open for registration at 9am on the 24th, and the final reception will take place at 5pm on the 25th. A full programme will be circulated after 15th May.

We’ll be updating this page all the way to the Colloquium, so add us to your bookmarks!

Registration for this event is now open!

Travel information:

The university is about a 15-20  minute walk from Leeds Rail Station, which is at the centre of town. It is also possible to catch the city bus directly from the rail station, or several others from just above The Headrow which will drop you at the Parkinson steps. For further information and maps, look here.

For those flying in from abroad, there is a direct train between Manchester Airport and Leeds Rail Station, which actually makes it as easily accessible as Leeds-Bradford Airport, and there tend to be more/cheaper flights from Manchester. runs from many major European cities to both airports. Please note that travel bursaries are for UK fares only, so these can be used to cover your transport from the airport to the university, but we cannot cover international or domestic flights.

If you are flying into Leeds, the 757 Airport Direct bus service runs between Leeds bus and train stations and the airport every half hour during peak times, and hourly the rest of the time. This service runs every day of the week. We are also looking into the possibility of shared cabs going to and from Leeds-Bradford at set times, so if you are flying into this airport, please let us know your flight details asap.


Single, on-campus accommodation is free on the night of 24th June, but must be pre-booked. Please note that spaces are limited and priority will be given to presenters, then to those coming greater distances. If you require accommodation on the 23rd or 25th, you can book further nights at the on-campus accommodation at your own expense here:

Leeds also has several independent budget hostels, a good selection of B&Bs and some surprisingly cheap hotels, such as The Queens (particularly if you book online and can find someone to share a double twin with!) YHA hostels in Leeds have no online booking, but can be reached on 01629 592 700.


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