Current Meeting

VAT receipts cannot be provided as there is NO VAT content in the costs of the Meeting.

Until 4th December 2017: delegate rate £70; student/unemployed/retired rate £40

Payment should be in GBP Sterling in advance. There is a deadline of 4th December 2017 for receipt of the reduced meeting fee of £70. From 4th – 25th December 2017 the fee will be increased to £80 and the fee for delegates paying on 26th December 2017 or later will be £90. The meeting fee for students who are not presenting is £40

Delegates who are not existing members of UKSAF will be charged an additional one-off joining fee of £10, which should be added to the meeting fees specified above.

Local hotels close to the venue include:

Briars Hall Hotel, Briars Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 5TH
Tel: +44 (0) 1704 892368 Fax: +44 (0) 1704 892772
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Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Moss Lane, Wrightington, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 9PB
Tel: +44 (0) 1257 425803 Fax: +44 (0) 1257 425830
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Holiday Inn - Haydock M6, Jct23, Lodge Lane, Newton Le Willows, WA12 0JG
Tel: +44 (0) 870 4009039 Fax: +44 (0) 1942 718419

The nearest train station to the venue is Burscough Bridge, a direct train link to Manchester is available.

Details will be made available soon


The programme is currently being finalised, however confirmed speakers can be seen below.  If you wish to give a talk at this or future events please contact the UKSAF secretary

Speaker & Organisation Title    
 Kevin Sanderson, NSG Pilkington

 An overview of the Thin Film technology at NSG (Pilkington)    
 Tim Veal, University of Liverpool  XPS, HAXPES and SIMS of transparent conducting oxide coatings: identifying and breaking mobility limits    
 Celine Noel, University of Namur, Belgium Depth Profiling of Interface-Engineered Hybrid Solar Cells    
Andrew Hooke, University of Nottingham Surface analysis and biomaterials discovery     
 Neil Fox, University of Bristol  TBC    
 Robert Palgrave, UCL  Quantitative phase analysis using XPS