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Modelling, Interpretation and Alternate Representations:
Visualization technology, Heritage Buildings & Coastal Threats

Virtual Heritage 2010

A joint “Science & Heritage Cluster”
and VRLink workshop. Bringing together Industry, Charities  and Institutions to discuss Virtual Reality techniques and ideas for Science and Heritage applications.

22-23 March 2010

Technium CAST, Parc Menai Business Park, Bangor, UK

Two day open event, through registration. The aim of this workshop is to bring together a rich mixture of skills and interests. Scientists with technical solutions and end users with challenges.


  1. Programme
  2. Bursaries
  3. Travel Directions
  4. Registration
  5. Accommodation list <<<<

A. Final Programme

The two-day programme will contain invited presentations along with discussion sessions and hands-on activities.


B. Bursaries

A small number of bursaries are available to UK researchers to attend this event. The bursaries will cover all reasonable transport and accommodation costs and are available on application. The bursaries are targeted at Junior researchers (PHD students, Postdocs and Junior academics). These bursaries will be allocated on a first-come basis to those with appropriate background and situation (e.g., researching in a topic that is appropriate for the workshop).

The bursary available is normally up to a maximum of £150 - please apply early to ensure a place. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge.

The Bursary Application FORM

Send the completed bursary application form to Jonathan C. Roberts by 10th March 2010


C. Travel

See attached map for more details.

Travelling to Bangor by car

In most cases, the fastest route to Bangor is the A55 expressway along the North Wales coast. If you are travelling from the South/West of England from the M6, follow the M54 signs towards Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester to the A55 to Bangor. If you are travelling from the North, you need to take the M56 and then the A55 to Bangor.

From West Wales, you should follow the A487 to Aberystwyth, and then via Dolgellau, Porthmadog and Caernarfon to Bangor. From South Wales the best route is via Hereford, Leominster and Shrewsbury, then follow Wrexham and Chester signs to the A55 to Bangor.

On leaving the A55 (Jct. 11) at the first turn-off signposted Bangor, follow the signs for the University.
This will bring you into the city along Beach Road and Garth Road as shown on the enclosed map. The main University buildings are situated on College Road.
At the A487/A4087 roundabout, instead of taking the A4087 towards Bangor, please take the exit signposted ‘Conwy / Holyhead'.

At the next three roundabouts follow the signs for Bangor. The main University buildings are situated on College Road. Please see map.
From the train station
Exit the station and turn left to go up the hill. Continue across a mini roundabout and past Morrisons (on the right). When you get to the second pedestrian crossing, cross over where there is a café and a pub called the Belle Vue. Go down the street named College Road, keep going until you get to the Main University building on your right.
Technium CAST, Bangor

A coach will take guests from Bangor to Technium CAST, and also onto the site visit. However if you wish to make your own way there (on day 2) then here are some details:

Please see attached map for directions.

Technium CAST Ffordd Penlan, Parc Menai Business Park, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 4HJ
Tel: 01248 675 000
Fax: 01248 675 012

By Rail. From Bangor Station. Take a taxi from outside the station to our office. Journey time approx. 10 minutes.

By Car. Leave the A55 at junction 9 (signposted Bangor, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Hospital A&E). Then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Ffordd Y Parc. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit continuing onto Ffordd Y Parc. Then take the 3rd left onto Ffordd Penlan and the Technium CAST building is approximately 400metres on the left.

D. Registration

>>> Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM

Please complete and return this form to Dr. Gittins no later than the 10th March 2009 either by email or by post to Dr. Rob Gittins, Bangor University, School of Computer Science, Dean Street, Bangor, Gwynedd. LL57 1UT

Event attendance is free (covering refreshments and lunches), but attendance is limited so please book early.


E. Accommodation.

We recommend and suggest you use the Mangagement Centre accomodation. You can Book Management Centre Accomodation ONLINE

Management Centre - Bangor University

Housed in an outstanding example of Edwardian architecture, The Management Centre perfectly fuses old with new.  With Wi-Fi throughout, state of the art IT and audiovisual facilities, hotel-quality guest bedrooms and brasserie dining, The Management Centre is designed to be the perfect venue for your training, meeting, conference or event.