6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing

25th-28th July 2017, Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, UK





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Conference Venue: Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, UK


Originally a private residence dating to the 14th Century, Beaumont House became a Jesuit boarding school for boys in 1861, and is now, a luxurious hotel and conference centre set in 16 hectares of beautiful grounds. Located close to the historic town of Windsor with its Royal Castle, the River Thames and Wentworth golf course, the Beaumont Estate has convenient transport links: just 7 miles from Heathrow Airport, a few minutes from the motorway network (M4 and M25) and fast trains between London and nearby Egham.


For more information: www.beaumont-estate-windsor.co.uk



Windsor is a charming historic town just 20 miles from the centre of London. Famed for its royal residence of Windsor Castle, there has been a castle in Windsor for almost 1000 years since William the Conqueror built a timber motte and bailey structure shortly after the Norman conquest in 1066. The changing of the guard at Windsor Castle is a daily spectacle to be enjoyed.


The river Thames runs at the foot of the Castle, and acts as a boundary between Windsor and the smaller town of Eton, home to the famous Eton College which has educated many of the UK’s prime ministers.


Formerly a private hunting ground of Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park is a 20 km2 deer park to the south of the town. Owned and managed by the Crown Estate the Great Park is largely open to the public and has many fine examples of gardens, parkland and woodland available to explore. Other nearby attractions include Windsor and Ascot horse racing courses, Wentworth golf course and Legoland.


Windsor has many unique shops and a number of good restaurants. There are fine examples of historic English architecture including the Guildhall which was built by Sir Christopher Wren.


Beaumont Estate is conveniently located to the south-west of London and there are numerous methods of transport to the venue.
Click on a form of transport below for instructions on how to get to the conference venue:


by Air

by Rail

by Car


You can also use the Google Maps service below for directions if travelling car and also information on public transport.

Venue Address: Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ, UK

Tel. +44-1753-640000

For more information: www.beaumont-estate-windsor.co.uk


Arriving by air

Due to its proximity to London, the venue is easy to reach if your journey involves travel by air. London has 5 main international airports:


London Heathrow (LHR)

London Gatwick (LGW)

London Luton (LTN)

London Stansted (STD)

London City (LCY)


From Heathrow Airport

Beaumont Estates is only 10 miles from London Heathrow Airport, which is directly accessible from most locations worldwide. Upon arrival you can travel to Beaumont Estate by taxi or bus.


London Black Taxis taken from the taxi ranks at Heathrow are convenient, but expensive. You are advised to pre-book a private hire mini-cab, which may save you up to 50% of the cost of a Black Taxi. Beaumont Estate recommends Windsor Cars (Tel: +44-1753-677677, Email: [email protected], cost about £35 per car). Alternatively, greentomatocars is Heathrow’s official transfer service (cost about £32 per car). Of course, there are numerous other local private hire mini-cab companies. You are advised to check the cost of your journey when you book.


For travel by bus the First Bus line 71 runs between Heathrow Terminal 5 (which can be reached from Terminal 1-3 via Heathrow Express free of charge) and Slough. For Beaumont Estate you will want to disembark at the Bells of Ouzeley Public House / Restaurant, Straight Road, Old Windsor. You can obtain the timetable by clicking here. To reach the Beaumont Estate from the Bells of Ouzeley: Walk along Ouseley Road (adjacent to the Bells of Ouzeley car park). After approx 120m, turn left onto Burfield Road and continue for a further 150m until the gates to Beaumont Estate are on your right where you can follow signs to reception.


Other aiports

If you are flying in to Gatwick, Luton or Stansted airport, we recommend taking National Express coaches to London Heathrow and continue your journey from there.


London City Airport is within the service area of Transport for London and has good connections with the London Underground. You can take the DLR line to Bank Station and then the Circle Line to Paddington. From here take a train to Slough Station, and proceed by bus 71 or taxi to Old Windsor. Alternatively from London City Airport take the DLR to Canning Town, change to the Jubilee line until Green Park and finally to the Piccadilly line for Heathrow Airport and continue your journey as described above.


Arrive by train

Beaumont Estate is within easy reach of three railway stations. Each is only a short taxi journey away, and each has a taxi rank outside.


Egham station is 3 miles (5 km) away and has connections to London Waterloo and Reading

Windsor & Eton Riverside station is 3.5 miles (5.5 km) away and also has connections to London Waterloo

Windsor & Eton Central is 3 miles (5 km) away and has connections to Slough, London Paddington, Reading and Bristol

For international arrivals at London St. Pancras International, we advise you to use London Underground's Circle or Hammersmith line to go to London Paddington. Take a train to Slough Station and from there you can take a taxi or the bus First bus 71 to Old Windsor. See directions for Heathrow Airport for more information. Another option is to take the London Underground's Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport and proceed as described above.


Arrive by car

Satellite navigation coordinates: 51.449394, -0.575441 (post code SL4 2JJ)


From the M25, junction 13:

Exit junction 13 (A30 Staines). At the roundabout, follow the signs for the A30 to Bagshot/Egham. This takes you alongside the M25 southbound. Travel to the next roundabout and follow signs for the A308 Windsor. You'll pass the Runnymede Hotel on your right, continue straight until you reach a mini-roundabout. Take the left exit for Englefield Green A328 and then turn immediately right into Burfield Road. Beaumont Estate entrance is on your left, follow signs to the Beaumont Estate reception.


From the M4, junction 6:

Exit at junction 6 and follow the signs for Windsor and the A308. Continue following the signs for Staines and the M25 on the A308. Go past a pub on your right called the Bells of Ouzeley, and at the next mini-roundabout turn right signed for Englefield Green A328. Then turn immediately right into Burfield Road. Beaumont Estate entrance is on your left, follow signs to the Beaumont Estate reception.


Beaumont Estate

Burfield Road, Old Windsor,

Berkshire, SL4 2JJ UK


T: +44-1753-640000

Obtain a Travel Visa

Delegates from countries that require a visa to enter the United Kingdom are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa can take a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early in your home country.


The www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/visiting/ web site includes visa information for visitors to the UK.


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Request an invitation letter


To request an official invitation letter for this conference, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and state your full name, affiliation and address. If you need additional assistance, use the e-mail address above or directly contact Lauren Wigmore at +44 1895 267703.


Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. We are unable to send the letter to an embassy or consulate for you nor can we contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the UK. Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks for mailing and delivery of the original letter (an electronic copy will be emailed within 5 working days).