St Andrews
St Andrews

The 11th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing

Held at the Gateway, St Andrews, Scotland (UK), July 15-17, 2013.

Social program

Tuesday July 16th, afternoon and evening

Guided walk (from 14:15)

The guided walk will start at the Gateway and proceed alongside the 18th fairway of the Old Course with views of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. Passing the Witches Lake and Bow Butts, we will enter St. Salvators quad, which is part of the University. We will pass the 12th century ruined castle, home of bishops, archbishops and a cardinal, and walk through the Cathedral grounds following in the footsteps of numerous pilgrims who were coming to worship the relics of St. Andrew. St. Mary's quad features a hawthorn planted by Mary Queen of Scots and buildings dating from the 1500's. The walk will finish in the town centre, convenient for shops or a coffee or you may prefer to see the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA).

MUSA (from about 15:30)

The Museum of the University of St Andrews is the main building of the University collection. The museum presents the history of the University (the oldest in Scotland) through a collection built up over almost six hundred years. There are four galleries to explore in MUSA, all on the ground floor. A roof terrace on the first floor provides stunning views over St Andrews Bay.

Conference dinner (from 18:15)

The conference dinner will take place in the impressive Lower College Hall, which is part of St. Salvator's Quadrangle, one of the oldest sites of the University.

Concert (20:00-21:00)

Feel free to stay longer at the dinner table, but for those who are interested, there is a concert in St Salvator's Chapel, just opposite Lower College Hall. Performers are Fraser Langton, clarinet, and Calum Robertson, clarinet and organ, with music by Boyle, Goodman, Mozart and Rossini. Your conference pack contains a free pass to this concert.


There are several nice pubs in town. Consult the printed program for suggestions.   ♦   University of St Andrews