Venue

Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK

Malet St, London WC1E 7HX, UK (open in Google Maps)

 

Visiting

There are hundreds of hotels in central London, and many dozens within a short walk of Birkbeck (nearest tube stops: Russell Square; Euston; Goodge Street; Warren Street) Please note that a “single” room in London generally means a single bed, except in the larger chain hotels (e.g., Holiday Inn, Novotel, etc.). We kindly invite you to have a look at websites such as e.g., booking.com, hotels.com or tripadvisor for finding suitable accommodation (or simply do a Google search).

Note that the University of London offers accommodation in their student residences as well, which may be an affordable alternative (all listed locations are within a walking distance of ca. 15-20 min from the conference venue).

To get around in London, visit the official transport page or this informative tourism page.

Nearby airports:

 
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Birkbeck’s historic and main building is based in the Bloomsbury zone of Camden, in Central London, alongside a number of institutions in the same borough. Bloomsbury is notable for its garden squares, literary connections, and numerous cultural, educational and health care institutions. Bloomsbury is home to the University of London‘s central bodies and departments.

Historically, Bloomsbury is associated with the arts, education, and medicine. The area gives its name to the Bloomsbury Group of artists, the most famous of whom was Virginia Woolf, who met in private homes in the area in the early 1900s, and to the lesser known Bloomsbury Gang of Whigs formed in 1765 by John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in John Millais’s parents’ house on Gower Street in 1848.

Bloomsbury has been home to many notable residents, including: Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, John Wyndham, William Butler Yeats, and J. M. Barrie.

 

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on 13th July 2017, at the Royal Society, located at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace. The dinner will be followed by an after dinner speech by Bob Kowalski, the co-founder of Logic Programming, on Logic and AI – The Last 50 Years.

The Royal Society is a beautiful, historic venue in the heart of London. It is the national academy of science in the UK and the Commonwealth and its fundamental purpose, reflected in the founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in
science, encouraging its development and use for the benefit of humanity.

The Royal Society published Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica, and Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment demonstrating the electrical nature of lightning. They backed James Cook’s journey to Tahiti, reaching Australia and New Zealand, to track the Transit of Venus. They published the first report in English of inoculation against disease, approved Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine, documented the eruption of Krakatoa and published Chadwick’s detection of the neutron that would lead to the unleashing of the atom. The leading scientific lights of the past four centuries can all be found among the 8,000 Fellows elected to the Society to date. From Newton to Darwin to Einstein and beyond, pioneers and paragons in their fields are elected by their peers. Current Fellows include Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee.

 

Museums

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The British Museum, which first opened to the public in 1759 in Montagu House, is at the heart of Bloomsbury. The Dickens Museum is in Doughty Street. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and the Grant Museum of Zoology are at University College London in Gower Street.

 

Visit London

There are plenty of iconic sights to be seen in London, including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, and many more.

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Have a look at this London Travel Guide for details!