ISAN 2024 will be held at the University of Birmingham.

Founded in 1900, the University of Birmingham was the UK’s first civic university, where students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. Today, it continues in the same innovative spirit as a World Top 100 University and a leading research institution.

AIM RSF will be held on the central campus, with the conference sessions taking place predominantly in the Great Hall and the Bramall. 

The Great Hall

The Great Hall will be the central hub of the conference where lunch and refreshments will be served.

The Bramall

Sessions will predominantly be taking place in the Elgar Concert Hall, inside the Bramall.

What to do on Campus

On campus, the university offers a wide range of attractions for you to enjoy during your stay, all of which boast great history and culture.

Winterbourne House and Garden

Restored to its Edwardian Arts and Craft splendour, Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction set within seven acres of beautiful botanic gardens. Winterbourne is a hidden gem, home to beautiful antiques and over 6,000 plant species from around the world.

Wander along the woodland walk, stroll through the hazelnut tunnel, cross the 1930’s Japanese Bridge or simply soak up the tranquillity of this perfectly English Edwardian home. Located on Edgbaston Park Road, a few minutes’ walk from Edgbaston Park Hotel.

Opening Times: 10:30am – 5.30pm, delegates are entitled to a 50% discount on the admission fee. The discounted price is £3.60.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Situated on the main campus of the University of Birmingham is the Barber Institute of Fine Arts which contains one of the finest small collections of European art in the UK. Featuring works from 13th to the 20th century, it is a near-perfect gathering of some of the most influential artists of the previous millennium. The collection is made up of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Among the artists represented are Bellini, Botticelli, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Matisse just to name a few.

Located near the East Gate on Main Campus.

Opening Times: Monday - Friday 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 17:00, Admission is Free.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects from one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections, with state-of-the-art galleries and a range of innovative and interactive exhibits - all completely free of charge. From rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum captures the imagination of all ages.

Located within the Aston Webb A Block building - the building is marked as R4 on the campus map.

University of Birmingham Blue Plaque and Sculpture Trails

There have been many influential achievements by brilliant men and women who have worked at the University of Birmingham since its earliest days. The Blue Plaques highlight these special achievements and celebrate those who have helped to shape our heritage as a research university. 

The Campus Sculpture trail allows you to explore the range of styles, subjects and shapes of sculpture on the University’s Edgbaston campus. The Faraday Bronze Sculpture was commissioned to mark the centenary of the University of Birmingham’s Royal Charter, this is located near the train station.