School of Music

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2008

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference

Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 July 2008


We welcome everybody to the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference at Bangor University!

We have received an unprecedented number of very exciting proposals, and more than 100 have been accepted; we anticipate four days of tremendous scholarship and some good fun.


The conference will begin on Thursday, 24 July, at 2:00 pm and will end on Sunday, 27 July, at 1:00 pm

The detailed programme can be viewed here.

Full abstracts are now downloadable:

Thursday, 24 July

Friday, 25 July

Saturday, 26 July

Sunday, 27 July



All sessions will take place in the Main Arts Building ('Top College') of Bangor University - see map. Registration will be open from Thursday, 24 July at 12 noon to the end of the conference in Prichard Jones Hall (turn left after entering the building through the main entrance).



The registration form for the conference can be downloaded here. There is a reduced rate if you register early (before 31 May) - £ 55 instead of £ 65 (or £ 30 instead of £ 40 for students), including the reception in Conwy and both concerts!

Please send your registration forms to:

‘Med-Ren Music Conference’
Bangor University
College of Arts and Humanities
Ms. Linda Jones
Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG
United Kingdom


Fax +44 (0)1248 383267.



Bed & breakfast accommodation is available in the University halls of residence (Friddoedd Site, c. 10-15 minutes walking distance to the Main University building) in single rooms (ensuite with shower) at a cost of £ 38.50 per person per night.

Please book rooms using the separate Croeso/Welcome Bangor booking form.


For those who prefer not to stay in university accommodation, we are providing a list with local hotels and B&Bs. Please note that you are responsible for booking your accommodation yourself and that the organisers cannot vouch for the quality of any of the establishments listed.



Bangor is easy to reach via the dual-carriageway A55 along the North Wales coast and via the main Chester-Holyhead train line (5 trains daily from London, c. 3 1/2 hours; hourly trains from Manchester, c. 2 1/2 hours). See

The closest airports are Manchester (big airlines and some low-cost airlines) and Liverpool (low-cost airlines), with train connections from Manchester and bus/train connections from Liverpool (c. 2 1/2 hours each).

See also the travel page of Bangor University.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Royal Musical Association for this conference.


Please direct all further questions and communications to:

Thomas Schmidt-Beste (
or Christian Leitmeir (
Bangor University
School of Music
College Road
Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)1248 382181, Fax +44 (0)1248 383895

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