Conference venue and location

The Venue

The conference will be held from 26 -29th July 2020 at the University of Glasgow which is one of Scotland's four ancient universities and is where William Rankine studied and taught, making a historical connection between his life's work and legacy and the refrigeration industry.

Situated in the West End of Glasgow the university was designed by the prolific Gothic revival architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. This venue blends historic character with modern technology all in a convenient location. The University is within easy reach of the centre of Glasgow with good access to the subway and bus network.


The City 

Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. It boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the UK outside of London, first-class sports and leisure facilities, a vast array of restaurants and bars, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. The city is home to Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

To move around the city delegates can choose to either walk, take the bus or use the subway. The Glasgow subway system is the third oldest in the world and is known locally as ‘the Clockwork Orange’. The subway connects the University of Glasgow campus to the city centre in under 10 minutes.


Getting to Glasgow

Situated on Scotland's west coast the city is easily accessible by road, rail, sea and air.

Glasgow International Airport is situated 10 miles from the University and offers excellent transport links to the city centre.  

Glasgow also offers varied and good value hotel accommodation.


Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

+44 (0)208 6477033