On 10/13/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 13/10/2007, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 13/10/2007, Oldak Quill
Why leave London for the sake of leaving London?
The UK is a small
country and is very much centred on London. London has the best
connections to other places within the UK and is the most connected
place on an international level (re. flights). The Greater London Area
contains almost a quarter of the population of the UK.
Most UK cities other than London would require train journeys or
internal flights within the UK for those flying into the country.
Mostly an issue of giving us more options. It is possible that some of
those unis might have something of particular interest to us
It might be worth a little investigation of alternatives, but unless
there is a really good reason to go to a particular place, I think we
should stick to London.
The prime consideration for an international conference for me is
proximity to a major airport (the second being trying to keep costs as
low as possible). London is far and away the best connected city in
the UK, but it has the disadvantage of being quite expensive. The only
city in the UK which offers a reasonable connection point (without
having to take a further mode of transport) is Manchester - see
. My previous
attempt to find a good venue in Manchester didn't come to much, but I
think there are now other options, which I will investigate and report