Adam Retter wrote:
> I can also offer extensive meeting facilities here at County Hall, large
> rooms, projectors, internet access, tea and coffee etc... even a
> canteen/bar for lunch.
> We are based in Exeter, Devon, UK and have an airport about 8 miles away
> that has flights to most of Europe...
> If this is of interest let me know and I will make serious enquiries
> with my superiors etc...
I think that would be an excellent venue, if your bosses will play along.
Unfortunately (as most list members may not know) they have to be a little
bit careful right now about how they use public facilities, having got into
lot of trouble recently in the UK media for locking up a little old lady who
refused to pay a local tax hike that was way above her statutory pension
But yes, flights into Exeter from various European (and some UK) airports
are not only available, but very cheap. You have to know how to get them
though, because most travel agents -- and indeed on-line flight booking
portals -- claim not to know about them. It might also, depending on timing,
be possible to some sort of accommodation deal with the University, though
the dorms aren't central. Another plus point, if the "early in the year"
timing is to be observed is that thanks to the Gulf Stream, Exeter is a
better bet for being snow-free than most other venues at similar latitudes.
And none of those wolves that I see from a separate thread are currently
circling the Oxford University Computer Centre even in mid November.