Photon 06 Institute of Physics
The UK's premier event in optics and photonics
HOME PAGE | CONTACT US  4-7 September 2006, University of Manchester
Photon04 Image
Click here for general information
Click here for conferences
Click here for industry technology programme
Click here for event overview
Click here for plenary and invited speakers
Click here for abstract submission
Click here for registration information
Click here for social events
Click here for venue, accommodation
Click here for exhibition information
Click here for sponsors & co-sponsors






The conference, posters sesions and the exhibition will take place in the Renold building (see buidling nb.8 on campus map in this booklet) located on Sackville street main campus, University of Manchester. The campus is located close to both Piccadilly main line station and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

Refreshments, Lunches and Sunday Evening Dinner

All conference refreshments and buffet lunches will take place in the Exhibition and poster area located on the ground floor of the Renold building. A hot and cold buffet dinner is being offered to participants arriving on Sunday 4 September. The dinner will take place in the Barnes Wallis Restaurant, the Barnes Wallis Building. Please note that the dinner is not included in the registration fee; instead a place should be booked by using the registration form. Participants wishing to book a place should indicate this on the registration form. A place at the dinner costs 16.50. Manchester offers a great variety of restaurants, bistros, pubs and cafes. No dinner has been organised for participants on Monday and Tuesday evenings; instead participants are invited to explore the city after the receptions. A list of recommended places to visit will be available at the conference.


Sackville Street Campus
Student accommodation has been pre-booked for participants at Weston Hall (see buidling nb.11 on campus map in this booklet), five minutes walking distance from the Renold Building.

The price per night for a single B&B is 33.50 (VAT exempt). The student rooms all offer single bedded rooms with en-suite shower/toilet, private telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Shared lounge/kitchens with TVs, iron/ironing boards are also available to guests.

A limited number of hotel bedrooms is also available on a firstcome first-served basis at the Manchester Conference Centre (see buidling nb.11 on campus map in this booklet) with its integral Days Hotel, situated just 300 metres from Piccadilly rail station and five minutes walking distance from the Renold building. The midweek price for B&B is 75.95 (incl VAT) and the Sunday price is 54 (incl VAT).

Participants wishing to book their accommodation at Weston Hall or the Days Hotel, should complete the accommodation booking form that can be downloaded here.

The form should be returned at the latest by Friday 28 July to the address listed on the form. Any queries can be addressed to by emailing

Check-in, check-out times

Check-in Monday - Friday: from 14:00 hrs;
Saturday - Sunday: from 15 hrs.

Delegates should check out before 11:00 hrs.

Hotel accommodation in Manchester

Marketing Manchester is offering bedrooms from a selection of hotels (ranging between 70.00 and 135.00 for a single bedroom) located at a walking distance from the Renold Building on the Sackville street main campus.

The following hotels have been selected for participants:
Britannia Hotel
Jarvis Piccadilly Hotel
Ibis Hotel
Manchester Charles Street
Thistle Hotel Manchester
Malmaison Hotel

For further details about the hotels and to make (or amend) your reservation please go to, enter the event reference MNCPHOTON06 and follow the instructions on the page. No reservations can be guaranteed if made after 4 August 2006.

For any queries about your reservation contact Derya Nielsen, Marketing Manchester, Churchgate House, 6th Floor, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU, UK. Tel: 0161 238 4563 Fax: 0161 973 3723 E-mail:


Back to Top

Photon 06 is supported by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), the EPSRC, as well as all the key UK organisations of the UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics (UKCPO).

4-7 September 2006, University of Manchester

Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Ltd. 2000 - 2006.
The Institute of Physics is a registered charity, No. 293851.

Home Page | Contact Us
General Information | Conferences | Industry Technology Programme
Event Overview | Plenaries & Invited Speakers | Abstract Submission
Registration | Social Events | Venue, Accommodation
Exhibition | Sponsors, Co-sponsors