the tradition of the previous International Thermophile meetings
we would like to welcome you to Exeter, UK for 'Thermophiles 2003'.
city of Exeter (pop. c100,000) is the regional capital of the South
West of England and is consistently rated one of the best places
to live in the UK. It is surrounded by the beaches, National Parks
and attractive countryside which make Devon and Cornwall one of
Europe's top holiday destinations. The city itself was settled two
hundred years before the arrival of the Romans and this long heritage
can be seen in many parts of Exeter, including its medieval cathedral
and the historic quayside which was once the scene for a thriving
international port exporting woollen cloth.
meeting will be held on the University of Exeter Campus. Its natural
setting in parkland, woodland, lakes and gardens gives it the justifiable
reputation as 'probably the most attractive campus in Britain'.
It has first-class accommodation and conference facilities.
the area is not directly associated with traditional thermophilic
sources, you will be assured of a 'warm' welcome to Exeter University
and its surrounding region. You may be interested in visiting Cornwall
where hot springs are found in old tin mines and Camborne School
of Mines, which is part of the University, has engaged in deep bore
drilling projects for harnessing thermal energy. The city of Bath
with its famous Roman baths and hot waters are only a short distance
away. Exeter is easily reached by train (2 hours 30 minutes from
central London), the M5 motorway and regional airports.
of Organising Committee