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ECRM 2012
28-29 June, Bolton, UK
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Venue and Other Useful Information
Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions approximately two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, information useful.



Conference location

University of Bolton
Deane Road
, Bolton

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Tel: +44 (0)1204 900600

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Senate House

Lecture Theatre

Senate House at dusk

University information

The University of Bolton has a student body of around 13,000 and is a community of professionals committed to developing students for professional lives. Based in the centre of Bolton, the University has professional accreditation for more than 30 of its teaching programmes and consistently wins the highest ratings possible form the Government’s quality control agency. With five academic schools and two research centres, the university is one of Britain’s fastest growing universities.

For more information, visit the University website.

Conference accommodation

The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre.. Click here to see the location on a Google map.


Conference dinner venue

The conference dinner will be held at The Albert Halls, in Victoria Square, Bolton. The conference registration fee includes participant attendance at the dinner. Click here to see the location on a Google map.

General information

Located in the North of England, close to the west Pennine Moors, Bolton is a former mill town. Archeological evidence shows settlements from the bronze age and documentary evidence from 1067. The link with cloth production seems to have started in 1337 when Flemish weavers settled in Bolton and introduced woolen cloth manufacture to the area.

The 19th Century saw Bolton as a seat of the industrial revolution with local inventors Richard Arkwright and Samuel Crompton transforming the cotton industry that sustained life in the town and the opening of the Bolton and Leigh Railway adding to the transport options provided by the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal. By the early 20th Century, Bolton was the third largest engineering centre in Lancashire, maintaining its importance as a centre of industry well into the late 20th Century, when industry was replaced by more service-led enterprises, particularly in technology related fields.

Now in the 21st Century, Bolton is undergoing a major regeneration, both architecturally and industrially. The University is at the heart of one of these projects, the Bolton Innovation Zone, a £300 million development that aims to create a cultural and creative industry focal point in the town.

Getting to

By air:
Manchester Airport is 20 miles from Bolton. The airport website has an online guide to help you work out your travel. Bolton is a 40 minute train journey from the airport. Tickets cost around £10.00 return. There is also a 24 hour bus service into Manchester City Centre.

Taxi Costs from train station/airport

To be advised.

Local transportation information

For train services, visit National Rail Enquiries
For bus services, visit Transport for Greater Manchester or Traveline North West

Climate in conference month

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Currency and exchange rates

Sterling is the currency in UK. Click here for up to date currency exchange rates

Time zone


Dialling codes

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Other useful links
(Please note: ACL are not responsible for the content on external sites).

Academic Conferences on Facebook Official tourist website
The Bolton News local newspaper

Bolton Museums

Airport parking and airport hotels - car parking at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester and all major UK airports

last updated on 29 June 2012

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