PhD Reading Party 2010

Event details

  • Format: Reading Party

The 2010 PhD reading party trip took us to Lochearnhead on the banks of Loch Earn. Each of the twelve PhD students attending gave a talk on their current work, before taking off for a spot of mountain biking in nearby Comrie.

The Whole Group


Each student gave a 15 minute talk on their work, with time for questions and comments.

Savio Dimatteo

At the end of the student talks Tom and Ed, the two staff members on the trip, imparted some wisdom (that talk didn’t take 15 minutes!).


Our mountain biking route took us along to Crieff, past the Famous Grouse distillery, and back again. As the map below shows some of us took low route back, while a few brave souls attempted a hill climb which tops out at around 150 feet. Tough work!

Cycling Route

This wouldn’t be a Computer Science trip without amazingly specific elevation data for our route, so here you go…

Elevation of Route

Some exciting videos from the cycling trip:





Of course, the reading party wasn’t all work (and cycling). On each day after the presentations had finished we took the chance to visit the local pub, which was handily located right next to the hotel!

Watch the Intensity

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