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The 2013 TaPRA Conference

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The 2013 TaPRA Conference (4th- 6th September) will be hosted by the University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The conference will take place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Renfrew Street Campus in Glasgow’s city centre.


Early bird full conference fee (by 1st July): £175.00

Full conference fee (1st July to 21st August): £200.00

Full conference fee for postgraduate students or unwaged: £90.00

Day rate for Thursday 5th September only: £90.00

Deadline for all registrations: 21st August

To register and pay for your place at the conference, and to reserve your place at the dinner, please follow the link here to the University of Glasgow Conference Office: TaPRA Registration Form

Registration is now closed – the full schedule will be announced shortly, however details of the  Postgraduate and Early Career Academics Lunchtime Events are now available.



Currently, all places for the Conference Dinner have been booked, however, we have opened a reserve list – if you haven’t yet confirmed and paid for your place on the dinner, please email and include in your wording that you wish to go on a reserve list for the TaPRA dinner.

The conference dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday 5th September at the ‘The Ferry’ (Formally known as ‘The Renfrew Ferry’) which is situated on the Clyde. For more information follow this link:  The evening will include a 4 course dinner, musical entertainment and a ceilidh.

To reserve a place for the conference dinner you must firstly commit and pay for your dinner on the conference registration form (link above) and then select your choice of starter and main course via the following form.

Please do select your choice for these 2 courses at the same time as registering for the dinner as we don’t have the capacity to chase or remind you about this. Please also keep a note of what courses you have chosen and remember these for 5th September. Further details about the conference dinner and entertainment will appear on the final schedule.



Conference delegates not giving papers, and who are not known to the 11 Working Groups and their convenors, please contact the convenor(s) of the Working Group(s) in which you are likely to be participating. Please send these convenors your contact details in case they wish to circulate papers in advance of the conference. Increasingly, a number of Working Groups are doing this and unless you make yourself known to the appropriate convenor(s) you will not receive these papers. Names and addresses of all the TaPRA Working Groups and their current convenors can be found on the Working Group pages of the TaPRA website.


General enquiries either to Laura Bissell at:  or Harry Wilson at:

Enquiries about Working Groups should always be made to the appropriate convenor(s) in the first instance, but general enquiries about working groups and their place in the conference schedule can be made to Simon Murray at:

Enquiries about registration, payments etc to University of Glasgow Conference Office at:

A full and finalised schedule for the conference will be available in August 2013.



Information about the venue and public transport links are available at:



We recommend that delegates book their accommodation at the same time as registering for the conference. A list of hotels near the Royal Conservatoire is available below. For those on a budget, rooms have been prospectively reserved at the University of Strathclyde’s city centre halls of residence and the Glasgow School of Art’s Margaret Macdonald House, and are available from the night of Tuesday 3rd September for delegates arriving early. The final date for booking accommodation is July 30th, after which we cannot guarantee availability.

Unfortunately the conference organisers cannot help organise accommodation for delegates so all enquiries should be made to the appropriate hotels or student residences.

Standard option:

Ensuite single rooms are available at the University of Strathclyde’s halls of residence in the city centre on a bed and breakfast basis.

The ensuite bed and breakfast rate is £42.00 (incl. VAT) per person per night.

Please click on the link below to book accommodation at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow City Centre Campus:

Economy option:

A limited number of rooms are available at Cairncross House, 20 Kelvinhaugh Place, Glasgow, G3 8NH for delegates. These halls are around 1.4 miles from the Conservatoire.
Standard rooms (shared bathroom) are £21.65 (incl. VAT) per person per night. Breakfast is not included.
To book a room at Cairncross House, please visit

Note that other halls will be available via this site, but Cairncross House is nearest to the Royal Conservatoire.

Hotels close to the Royal Conservatoire:

Citizen M, 60 Renfrew Street, G2 3BW

Tel: 0141 404 9485 / 0203 519 1111 (online bookings only)

Thistle Glasgow, Cambridge Street, G2 3HN

Tel: 0871 376 9043

Holliday Inn, 161 West Nile Street, G1 2RL

Tel: 0141 352 8300

Travelodge Glasgow Central, 5-11 Hill Street, G3 6RP

Tel: 0871 984 6141

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