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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 - 4 November 2005

Symposium on Document

About Bristol

About Bath


HP Laboratories Conference Facility

HP Labs, Bristol is the largest HP research facility outside of the U.S. and is the main site in Europe. HP Labs, Bristol also has excellent conferencing facilities in its bespoke research centre.  This hi-tech building was opened in 1998 on HP's Bristol estate and was selected as one of the UK's top 100 digital offices.  The building incorporates a number of innovative architectural features and provides a versatile, open working space.

Facilities include:
  • state of the art Audio Visual support (electronic presentations, video, OHP, 35mm slides, TV, video recording, microphones, headsets for hard of hearing)
  • free car parking
  • car parking attendants
  • admin support (fax, photocopying, PC, printer, internet access, phones)
  • secure baggage storeroom
  • coat storage.
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Cabot Auditorium
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Hudson Breakout room
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The Research Library
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Another view of Cabot Auditorium
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Atrium (locally known as 'the street')
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Coffee Area

We hope you enjoy your conference/workshop at HP Laboratories, Bristol.


About Bristol:  Bristol grew up in Saxon times at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Frome.  Rich in historic landmarks, Bristol is now the largest city in the south west of England, with a population of approximately half a million.  Alongside the historic buildings lie new architectural designs that reflect the vibrant, exciting and modern city that it has become.
Bristol's position on the rivers Frome and Avon, which flows into the Severn, made it an ideal situation for a port. Although not without west coast rivals, it was second only to London for many years in the amount of trade which passed through it.


This small chapel and the almshouse were built in the 1480s

Pero's Bridge, shown above, spans St Augustine's Reach. It was opened in 1998. Designed by sculptor Ellis O'Connell, it features two steel horns which act as counterweights, allowing the bridge to be raised for boats to pass through.

Fortified gateways pierced the town wall at intervals. St John's Gateway, originally one of these, is the only Bristol one to survive. Portcullis channels are still visible within the arch.

St John's church was built on the wall at this gateway at the end of the 14th Century, when a new outer wall was constructed. Originally a single gateway, the side passages were pushed through in 1820.

Find out more about Bristol here

About BathBath is an absolutely stunning city.  A visit to the Roman Baths, the Abbey, and the Royal Crescent is strongly recommended.

For lots more photos and tourist information about Bath go to:


Bath Abbey

Other Attractions Near Bristol:  
Glastonbury:  is another town worth visiting if you are staying in the area, with its famous abbey where it is rumoured King Arthur is buried, to its ancient tors.  https://www.glastonbury.co.uk/

Wells: if you are visiting Glastonbury it is worth stopping off in Wells too.  Wells Cathedral holds over 200 pieces of medieval sculptures, and the three towers make this a spectacular building which dates from the 13th century. The famous 14th century clock still has the joisting horsemen who emerge every quarter of an hour. The interior has a medieval library as well as the colourful choir stalls and the 14th century pillars added to one of the towers to stop its collapse.










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