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 structure

The excellent facilities of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, do lend themselves to a conference running as two synchronised parallel sessions. Research in Glass Science and in its application to the production and application of glass in the modern world forms one of the conference streams. The other stream will focus on the History and Heritage aspects of this material which has captured our imagination, spanning science and art, archaeology and conservation, museology and the importance of raising the public profile of historic glass artefacts.

An invitation to you
from SGT President
Professor Russell Hand

Professor Russell J Hand
Come to the Society of Glass Technology Annual Conference in Cambridge 2015 where we will celebrate the fundamental interactions of glass with light from novel glass telecommunication fibres and technologies through windows and artistic applications to the use of high intensity light to probe the very structure of glass. The Society of Glass Technology has been a shining beacon in the study of glass for 99 years this conference will be your opportunity to meet with a unique community of people all focussed on understanding and producing that most important of materials in our modern life glass. We look forward to welcoming you in Cambridge.