Programme and Abstracts


NOTE: All talks will take place in Frank Adams Room #1.212 located in the first floor (not ground floor) of the Alan Turing building. Coffee breaks will be in the kitchen area of the Atrium Bridge (next to Frank Adams Room).


The first talk of the meeting on August 3rd will begin at 10:30am (Registration will open at 10:00am). The last talk on August 5th will finish no later than 3:30pm


There will be a conference reception on August 3rd at 5:30pm in the Atrium Bridge, and a conference dinner in the evening of Aug 4th at Zouk Tea Bar & Grill (The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS)


For directions to the Conference Dinner venue (Zouk Restaurant click on:


A detailed schedule is below, or follow the link for a pdf: Meeting's Schedule


For the Abstracts of the talks follow: Titles/Abstracts







10:00am - 10:25am     Registration and greetings in the Atrium Bridge.


10:25am - 10:30am     Health & Safety Briefing


10:30am - 11:30am     Dugald Macpherson (University of Leeds)


11:30am - 12:00pm    Coffee break


12:00pm - 1:00pm     Giuseppina Terzo (Universitˆ degli Studi della Campania)


1:00pm   -  2:30pm      Lunch break


2:30pm  -  3:15pm      Harry Schmidt (University of Manchester)


3:15pm -  4:00pm       Martin Bays (University of MŸnster)


4:00pm  -  4:30pm     Coffee break


4:30pm  -  5:30pm     Patrick Speissegger (McMaster University)


5:30pm  - 7:00pm      Informal conference reception in the Atrium Bridge







9:30am  -  10:30am     Anand Pillay (University of Notre Dame)


10:30am - 11:00am    Coffee break


11:00am - 12:00am    Margaret Thomas (McMaster University)


12:00am - 1:00pm     Zoe Chatzidakis (Ecole Normale SupŽrieure)


1:00pm  -  2:30pm     Lunch break


2:30pm  - 3:00pm      Coffee break


3:00pm -  3:45pm      Joel C. Ronnie Nagloo (Bronx Community College, CUNY)


3:45pm  - 4:30pm      James Freitag (University of Illinois, Chicago)


7:00pm  -  ??:??pm.  Conference Dinner at Zouk Tea Bar & Grill, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS







9:30am.  -  10:30am     Francoise Point (University of Mons)


10:30am - 11:00am      Coffee break


11:00am  - 12:00am     Moshe Kamensky (Ben-Gurion University)


12:00am  - 1:00pm       Gareth Boxall (Stellenbosch University)


1:00pm   -  2:30pm      Lunch break


2:30pm   -  3:30pm      Angus Macintyre (Queen Mary College London) **TBC