24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course

7th to 11th September 2022

SAVE THE DATE!  As you may know it is the turn of the UK to hold the Bi-Annual ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course. ESGLD Chair, Professor Brian Bigger and his University of Manchester Team are happy to announce that a date has been set for this event which will take place in Lancaster, North West of England. Please hold the 7th to 11th of September 2022 in your diaries!

Social Programme and Networking

Join us for an afternoon of fun and networking! We have lined up three fantastic networking excursions for you… unfortunately you can only choose ONE of the three!

Please note these activities will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Lancaster Castle

Our knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will take you around the castle, bringing to life its fascinating history. You will journey through tales of witchcraft, religious persecution, crime and punishment, rehabilitation and release throughout the ages. You will see the dock, and learn what it meant to be ‘sent down’. You can enjoy one of Europe’s most extensive collection of heraldic shields hanging on the walls of the breath-taking Shire Hall. From Richard the Lionheart to Elizabeth II, all the Monarchs of England are represented there, together with the High Sheriffs of Lancashire from 1189 to the present day.

Canal Boat Trip

Voted Lancaster’s top tourist attraction and one of the waterways seven wonders, the lune aqueduct cruise is more popular than ever. A great and relaxing way to see historic Lancaster from the water. Once through the city centre the boat cruises through the suburban outskirts and into the North Lancashire countryside before arriving at the 100 foot structure that is the Lune Aqueduct. Subject to weather conditions passengers may alight and take in the views from the top of the Aqueduct. These views include the city scape, the river Lune itself and on a clear day as far as North Yorkshire and the flat topped hill of Ingleborough.

White Scar Caves

The guided cave walk covers one mile and takes about 80 minutes. There are underground streams and waterfalls, flowstone, prehistoric mud pools, and the huge Battlefield Cavern adorned with thousands of stalactites. Please note, the tour is not considered suitable for people with cardiac conditions.

ESGLD 2022

For further information regarding 24th ESGLD Workshop and Graduate Course, 2022 Lancaster please contact:

Dr Tereza Andreou
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
3.721 Stopford Building
The University of Manchester

Contact ESGLD 2022