LILAC 2013 will be held at The University of Manchester (University Place, Building 37).
Manchester is situated in the North-West of England and is the 3rd largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Manchester became a modern city during the Industrial Revolution as it played a large part in textile manufacturing, mainly cotton, partly as a consequence of climate. These days Manchester is more renowned for sport, architecture and media and culture, particularly music.
The University campus is an easy to walk to and from the City Centre and equally it is well served by bus routes.
Our networking evening on Monday 25th March will be held at the John Rylands Library, Deansgate.
The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday 26th March at the Monastery, a beautiful grade II listed building built between 1863 and 1872 by Franciscan monks, and restored in 2005-2007.
On Sunday 24th March there is the CILIP North West Branch and LILAC 2013 pub quiz. For more information or to book a place click here.
We have arranged network access for you while attending LILAC, details will be in your pack. If your home institution is a member of Eduroam, you will be able to use your login at The University of Manchester.
The City Centre is fairly compact and easy to get around. The main shopping areas are Market Street, where the Arndale Centre is located. If you are after something a little more upmarket you could visit King Street or the Triangle. The Trafford Centre is only a short bus ride away. There are supermarkets dotted around the city centre there is a Sainsburys and a Tesco Express on Oxford Street.
There is a huge variety of eateries in the city centre catering for every taste and purse. Dimitris will offer a warm welcome and you can sit outside if the weather is mild enough. Manchester has its own China Town with a large number of restaurants; of particular note are the Yang Sing and Sweet Mandarin. There is also Manchester’s famous curry mile where you can choose from Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi. There are also a large number of pubs and bars to drink at.
In the Beetham Tower there is Cloud 23, the view is well worth the cost of the drinks and the service is good. The Briton’s Protection, Mr Thomas’s Chop House or Sinclairs Oyster Bar offer a more traditional drinking environment in the city centre. If you are feeling thirsty after conferencing there is the always popular Sand Bar just off Oxford Road.