Location and Accommodation

OSES comes to Edinburgh - The Inspiring Capital of Scotland

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, has a charming old town that is one of the best-preserved European medieval cities. The town's cultural life is vibrant and far-reaching. The City and its University was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, and poet Walter Scott were born in Edinburgh. Its tradition includes being the home of philosopher David Hume and of economist Adam Smith (and of Harry Potter author JK Rowling, too), among many others. Historic, innovative and vibrant, it is hardly surprising Edinburgh was recently voted Britain’s most popular tourist destination. This is a city steeped in centuries of history, arts and sciences, home to theatres, concert halls, art collections, and institutions of international significance.

The venue for the Conference will be the James Clerk Maxwell Building on the King's Buildings campus. OSES is hosted by the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh's King's Buildings Campus. The School has been at the forefront of marine energy research for decades, with prestigious spin-off companies making the headlines. It is also the home of the FloWave, a unique, world-class 1/20th scale testing tank for wave & tidal energy devices. There will be an opportunity to visit this unique facility and see it in action on the first day of the Symposium.

Conference Dinner

The Conference dinner will be held in the splendour of Edinburgh Castle inside the magnificent surroundings of the Queen Anne Room. The Conference dinner includes private viewing of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.

Travel and Accommodation Information

Getting to Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Being the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a well-connected city with many options for travel. Information for travelling to Edinburgh, as well as tourist information for the surrounding area, can be found by visiting the Visit Scotland website.

Getting to The University of Edinburgh - The King's Buildings Campus

The King's Buildings Campus is located on the south side of Edinburgh and is easily accessible by bus.

  • Lothian Bus number 41, 42, and 67 will take you to Mayfield Road, which is a 2-minute walk from the University
  • Lothian Bus number 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, and 47 will take you to Craigmillar Park, which is a 10-minute walk from the University

Enter the Campus via one of the entrances on Mayfield Road or West Mains Road and make your way to the James Clerk Maxwell Building as shown on this map


The Symposium venue is located close to the centre of Edinburgh and has numerous hotels and guest houses close to the venue. In addition, Edinburgh First offers rooms at competitive prices. To book a room, go to www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/for-accommodation/

King's Buildings Campus, University of Edinburgh
King's Buildings Campus, University of Edinburgh
King's Buildings Campus, University of Edinburgh
King's Buildings Campus, University of Edinburgh
James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh
James Clerk Maxwell Building, University of Edinburgh