General Information

Official Language
The language of the symposium is English.

Climate and Clothing
Robin Hood Memorial The climate in the middle of September is pleasant in Nottingham, with average temperatures in the 46°F - 59°F range.
Weather information and forecasts: (BBC Nottingham).

Passport and Visas
The conference participants are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to the UK.

Local Currency
The currency of the United Kingdom is the pound sterling, commonly called the pound. It is subdivided into 100 pence (sing. penny). In early May 2010 we had the following rates: 1 EUR = 0.85 GBP; 1 USD = 0.66 GBP.
Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit FX Converter.

In the United Kingdom the electrical voltage used is 230V.

Force Majeure
The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.

The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference participants or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the symposium. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. Currently there are no vaccinations required when visiting the UK.

City of Nottingham
The Nottingham Plaza Hotel is situated in the centre of the City of Nottingham. Nottingham is not only famous of course for Robin Hood but also boasts the two oldest pubs in Europe (The Trip to Jerusalem and Ye Olde Salutation - linked by caves and originally used as recruiting points for the Crusades), the Lace Museum and the Nottingham Forest football team. Standard Hill, next to Nottingham Castle, is where the English Civil War was started in 1642. Besides its great history, it is also a very modern city with a Tram system that opened in 2004. For more information about the City of Nottingham, please visit

Views from Nottingham
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