Conference Venue

Kelvin Hall
1445 Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8AW

Telephone (+44) 0141 276 1450

The main entrance to Kelvin Hall is just off Argyle Street on Bunhouse Road by river Kelvin.

Kelvin Hall is wheelchair accessible. Although some routes through the building have limited access, alternative paths provide access to the building’s different spaces. See the main Reception and Information desk, or ask a member of Glasgow Life staff, for maps of accessible routes through the building.

The conference will take place in the Lecture Theatre and Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, which are located on the ground floor towards the back of the building. Upon entering Kelvin Hall, follow the long corridor near the main information desk until the very end. The Lecture Theatre and Seminar Rooms are at the very end of the corridor, to your right. From the tours that will be offered as part of the conference, the Mackintosh House one is not suitable for wheelchair users.

We aim to ensure that people have equal access to all our events. If you would like any information in an alternative format please contact us via email at Additionally, if you are attending any of our events, please let us know in advance of any additional requirements relating to access.

Other conference venues will include the bin and the bin in the main University of Glasgow campus (about 10-15 minutes’ walk from Kelvin Hall) and the Glasgow City Chambers at George Square in the city centre for the Universeum 2018 Scottish Night Out and Ceilidh on the evening of Thursday 14 June 2018.






Getting to the Civic Reception

On Thursday 14th June, delegates will make their own way to the Civic Reception at 7pm, being held in Glasgow’s City Chambers in George Square

The University website has information about travel options in Glasgow and more specific information is provided below.

Those already familiar with Glasgow might wish to walk. However, this is quite a long way from the University (we estimate about 40 minutes) and delegates are advised to consider transport options.


If you are travelling as a group and sharing the cost, a taxi is the cheapest option. The main website says this will cost £8 (although we have been charged closer to £5). The University recommends ‘Glasgow Taxis’ (0141 429 7070).


The Subway will take you to the north end of Buchanan Street, which is very close to George Square. Travel time is less than 10 minutes, tickets are £1.70 single (£3.20 return) and there are two stations near the University:

  • Hillhead Subway Station – on Byres Road, near the main library, the Hunterian and main Quad (see on Google Maps)
  • Kelvinhall Subway Station – near Kelvinhall and Kelvingrove (see on Google Maps).

The Subway runs in a loop (which extends south of the river) and each station offers two lines, going in opposite directions:

  • Outer Circle - use this when travelling from the University into Glasgow
  • Inner Circle - brings you from Glasgow to the University

Please be aware that you need your ticket to exit the Subway!


There are several buses that run into Glasgow city centre (should take about 20-25 minutes). These include:

  • FirstBus 4 and 4A stop regularly (about every 15 minutes) on University Avenue (near the Hunterian). You can catch it outside the Boyd Orr building and from the stop opposite the University’s main entrance gate. Once in the city centre, this bus goes down Renfield Street, and the St Vincent Street stop is close to George Square (10 minute walk at most). See the FirstBus 4 current timetable and the St Vincent Street bus stop on Google Maps.
  • FirstBuses 2 can be taken outside Kelvingrove Museum. It stops at Ingram Street in Glasgow (near the Gallery of Modern Art), which is just below George Square. See the FirstBus 2 current timetable and Ingram Street bus stop on Google Maps.

Please note that due to the one-way systems in Glasgow city centre, the return bus stops might be located elsewhere. If you are intending to travel by bus we strongly recommend planning your journey online or downloading the FirstBus app (see the FirstBus website).