Summer Symposium and AGM 2018
University of Edinburgh

Join us on 25 and 26 July 2018 in Edinburgh

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Upcoming events

    • 25 June 2018
    • 14:00
    • 26 June 2018
    • 16:30
    • Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

    Risk-based decision making.

    ISTR is delighted to inform members and friends of our AGM and Summer Symposium which will be held in the Playfair Library the historic birthplace of the University of Edinburgh. This will be the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones and hear some outstanding speakers discuss a range of issues facing safety professionals and participate in practical workshops.

    The Symposium will be on Tuesday 26 June where we will focus on the theme Risk-based decision making.

    The previous afternoon (25 June) there will be an afternoon visit to local place of interest followed by our AGM. In the evening the Symposium Dinner will be held in the magnificent Playfair Library Hall which features William Playfair's signature neoclassical barrel-vaulted ceiling.


    This will be online from this page in due course. Watch this space! 

    Overnight B&B accommodation is available in the University's nearby Pollock Halls.

    As the programme starts on a Monday why not come and spend the weekend before in Edinburgh!

    Programme - details to follow

    Monday 25 June

    14.00 Registration 

    14.30 Visit place of Interest  

    18.00 ISTR Annual General Meeting, Playfair Library Hall

    19.30 Pre-dinner reception, Playfair Library Hall

    20.00 Symposium Dinner, Playfair Library Hall

    After dinner drinks

    Return to accommodation

    Tuesday 26 June - Symposium

    09.00 Registration

    09.30 Start

    16.00 Symposium ends

    Playfair Library Hall, Old College    



    The AGM, Anniversary Dinner and Symposium will be held in the spendid surroundings of the magnificent Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh

    Accommodation (single rooms only available) will be in Pollock Halls
    Air - Edinburgh is accessible from a number of airports  

    Rail/Bus - The nearest railway station to the University is Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh's main rail station just a few minutes walk away 

    Road - Parking is very limited and travel by car should be avoided unless essential.

    For further travel details see

    • 21 November 2018
    • 09:00
    • 22 November 2018
    • 16:00
    • Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3BB

    Keep the date free for this popular event in the ISTR calendar. Programme details to follow. 

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