Entrance to the Playfair Library


We are delighted to have secured the beautiful Playfair Library at the University of Edinburgh's centrally located Old College for our 5th and final General Assembly. We have also secured a number of rooms in a hotel just 5 minutes walk from the venue. Registration information will be circulated in due course, but we look forward to welcoming you from Sunday evening 8th March to Thursday evening 12th March 2020.  This final ATLAS General Assembly will be in 2 parts. The first part will start with a welcome reception and dinner at the Playfair Library on the evening of Sunday 8th March. Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th March will be dedicated to plenary sessions, and the assembly will finish with a Scottish ceilidh and whisky tasting on Tuesday evening.

The second part of the meeting will take the form of a writing workshop. Delegates will check out of accommodation at KM Central on the Wednesday morning, where a bus will take us to an inspirational countryside hotel for 2 days, in order to work on writing papers. Delegates will depart on the Friday 13th March, after breakfast.

The meeting will coincide with the 6 Nations Rugby match between Scotland and France, so registration will open soon to enable us to gauge numbers. Anyone wishing to watch the rugby should contact Julia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.k to coordinate this as a group.