Durham—The Venue for ESOR 2017
Durham ‘City’ is a Norman town centred on a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising an eleventh century cathedral and castle. The cathedral and castle sit in the tongue of a large meander in the River Wear, where the castle guards the entrance. The steep banks of the river provided a defensive benefit, however, they now provide beautiful green, leafy, traffic-free conduits through the centre of the town. Durham’s population of 50,000 with 15,000-student population give it a small lively feel, and several departments of the University nestle within the fantastic architectural heritage. The Lower Mountjoy Science Site, where ESOR 2017 will be hosted rests at the southern edge of Durham, with several of the University’s colleges and the Botanic Garden lying adjacent. The conference scientific programme and lunch refreshments will mostly take place within the Chemistry Department, and the University accommodation is available in Grey College, which lies next to the Mountjoy Site, approximately 500 m from the conference venue.