University College, Cork, 7 - 9 September 1999

Visit the University College, Cork web site
Meeting programme
Meeting timetable
Map of the campus
Meeting sponsors

General Information


The 670th Meeting is to be hosted by University College Cork. The wooded grounds form a splendid setting for the meeting, the centrepiece of which is the 19th century gothic main quadrangle. All lecture theatres, the trade exhibition and posters are situated close to each other. The Society registration desk will be located in Devere Hall (Įras na Mac Leinn) and will be open between 16.00 and 19.00 on Monday 6th September and from thereafter between 09.00 and 17.00 each day.

Cork, itself is a modern city with a thriving seaport and international airport offering daily connections to Europe and the UK. It is a city full of history with a character all of its own and it is the ideal base to tour the beautiful south west of Ireland.


Standard self-catering accommodation is available at Castlewhite Apartments. They are located on the banks of the River Lee and within 200 metres of the University. Each apartment varies in size from 3 to 6 bedrooms, each block with a fully fitted kitchen, living room with colour TV and shower and toilet facilities. Continental breakfast is delivered to each apartment each morning and a pre-booked evening dinner is available to those delegates who arrive on Monday 6th September, before the start of the meeting.

Social Programme

Monday 6th September: Official Opening Ceremony and reception by the Minister for Education and Science, Mr Micheal Martin TD in the Aula Maxima at 20.00. All delegates are welcome to attend. There will be finger food available and the reception is sponsored by guinness.

Tuesday 7th September: A Welcome Reception with drinks and light buffet will be held in the Aula Maxima at 19.00. Tickets must be pre-booked for this and will be issued with your badge on arrival.

Wednesday 8th September: The Meeting Dinner will take place in the main UCC restaurant. Pre-dinner drinks will be at 19.30 followed by a 3-course meal at 20.00. Again tickets should be pre-booked.



A special flight deal for delegates wishing to attend the Cork Meeting in September has been arranged with Aer Lingus.
Prices start from:
Birmingham to Cork £109 (plus £13.50 tax)
Heathrow to Cork £111 (plus £16.10 tax)
Book early to secure a seat. Call reservations on 0181 899 4747 and quote: "Biochemical Society Meeting Conference in Cork"

You can fly into Cork or Shannon airport. Ryan Air fly directly into Cork and there are a wide range of promotional air fares available to Ireland. Super apex fares can be arranged from London for as little as £69 return and Aer lingus, British Midland and Ryan Air all offer special advance booking forms. For further details: Also, a local travel agent in Cork has information regarding competitively priced air fares into Cork, Dublin airport is also an option and the train journey is straightforward (see below)

Sea Services

Car ferries operate from Swansea in Wales and Roscoff, Cherbourg, St Malo and Le Havre in France to Cork City direct.

Swansea Cork Ferries prices:
Traveling before 8th September prices are as follows:
£32 outward journey
£25 inward journey
Traveling after 8th September prices are as follows:
£25 outward journey
£25 inward journey

A 2 berth cabin (minimum available) £34-£40
Pullman Seats no charge

Ferries will be running at the following times from Swansea to Cork:
Sunday 5 - Thursday 9 September Dep:21.00 Arr:07.00
(except Tuesday 7th*) Dep:22.00 Arr:08.00
*Please note ferries are NOT sailing on Tuesday 7 September

Ferries will be running at the following times from Cork to Swansea:
Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 September Dep:09.00 Arr:19.00

For further information and reservations please call 01792 456 116

Supabus Coach Services
Bus Eireann and National Express operate Supabus services between London, Bristol, Birmingham and South Wales to many destinations in Cork

Bus Services
The State-operated Bus company, Bus Eireann, provides Cork and Kerry with public road transport between all major centres, including a special Expressway service that is fast and comfortable.

Rail Service
There are direct rail services from Dublin to Cork which run hourly. A standard single / return ticket costs £32.00. The station in Cork is a 10mins taxi journey from the University.

For further information contact:
The Meetings Office
Biochemical Society
59 Portland Place
London W1B 1QW
Tel: 020 7580 3481
Fax: 020 7637 7626

The information on these pages is the most accurate available to date; however, changes do occur from time to time and you should contact the Society's Meetings Office for confirmation of the programme.

Registration forms for all the meetings listed on these pages are printed in The Biochemist or are available from the Biochemical Society's Meetings Office on request