Glass Reflections
Glass in the Year of Light
7th to 9th September 2015

University of Cambridge
Murray Edwards College

article posted 30 Sep 2014
The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, 2015 (IYL 2015) is a United Nations observance that aims to raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its applications, and of its importance to humankind. To see the IYL2015 Fact Sheet please click  here. 

For further information about the International Year of Light please visit the IYL website at


Conference Banquet
Tuesday 8th September

The setting for our Conference Banquet is at Emmanuel College in the very atmospheric Old Library.

Emmanuel college was founded in 1584 by Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth I. The site had been occupied by a Dominican friary until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and Mildmay's foundation made use of the existing buildings.

This historic, wood panelled room dating in part from medieval times makes an unforgettable setting for any such special occasion.

Amongst the many fascinating details and evidence of its past, the medieval Old Library retains the original open timber screen of what was once the old College Chapel.

Do come and join us for a memorable banquet in the unique atmosphere of this very special place. You'll be able to book your places as part of the Conference Registration procedure.