MatRIC / UK Joint Colloquium Information

Here is the programme and some useful information.

Contact Details

If required:

Chris Graham:; +447779041912
Morten Brekke:

Programme and Room info

Room 3.19 and 3.20 are on the 3rd floor (also known as 'Large meeting room' and 'Library' respectively).

Penthouse is on the 7th floor - take the lift at the East end of the building to the 6th floor and then walk up a further flight of stairs.

Tuesday 26th April

10:00-12:00Rm 3.19Norway Meeting
12:00-13:00Rm 3.19Lunch
13:00-13:30Rm 3.20Welcome (from Newcastle and MatRIC - Chris G, Line, Morten)
13:30-15:00Rm 3.20Short presentations by institution each 10 mins + 5 mins questions - Norway institutions
15:00-15:20Rm 3.20Refreshments
15:20-16:30Rm 3.20As Above, Europe/UK institutions
16:30-17:30Rm 3.20Discussion and close
19:45(Optional) meet outside hotel to walk to Newcastle Quayside
20:00Dinner at Caffe Vivo, Newcastle Quayside

Wednesday 27th April

10:00-12:00Rm 3.1909:00-10:20 - Rm 3.19 - Discussion Topics
STACK (Chris S)
E-Assessment at the Open University (Tim)
10:20-10:40Rm 3.19Refreshments
10:40-12:00Rm 3.1910:40-12:00 - Rm 3.19 - Discussion Topics:
Numbas (Christian)
Implementation using Numbas (Tore/Kjell)
12:00-13:00Rm 3.19Lunch
13:00-15:00Rm 3.20Discussion Topics
The interplay between calculation and reasoning (Chris S)
Obstacles to implementing CAA (Bill)
15:20-16:30PenthouseCAA as a Learning Tool: Formative Applications (Chris G)
16:30Travel to the coast via hotel
18:30Dinner at the Longsands Restaurant, Tynemouth

Thursday 28th April

08:30-10:00Rm 3.19Conclusions and Summary
10:00-10:30Rm 3.19Refreshments
10:30-12:00Rm 3.19UK Meeting - Where next?
12:00-13:00Rm 3.19Lunch and close

Location & Directions:

The meeting will take place in arooms 3.19 and 3.20 on the 3rd floor of the Herschel Building. Map

We are also very well connected to the local Metro system, which is just 100m from the building and has a frequent direct connection to the airport (daytime every 12 mins, journey time 21 mins) and Central Station (daytime every 4-6 mins, journey time 4 mins). If you are walking from Central Station it will take you around 20 minutes to walk (and is uphill).