Spent Fuel Workshop 2018Advert for the Spent Fuel Workshop 2018 17 and 18 May 2018

17th - 18th May 2018

Halifax Hall Hotel, Sheffield, UK

We warmly invite you to attend the 29th Spent Fuel Workshop in Sheffield, UK. The Spent Fuel Workshop aims to gather the world expertise to present the recent scientific studies on corrosion behaviour of spent nuclear fuel in repository conditions. Participants from all countries around the world are welcome to take part.

The Spent Fuel Workshop is organised by the University of Sheffield and will take place in a traditional 19th Century English mansion, Halifax Hall Hotel on 17th and 18th May 2018, after the DISCO project annual meeting.

We look forward to a workshop in friendly atmosphere to promote exchange and cooperation among scientists and researchers from academia, research institutions, and industry, with common scientific and technical interests. We particularly encourage early career researchers to present their work amongst this friendly community.

Abstract Submission - EXTENDED DEADLINE: 27 April 2018

We invite the submission of abstracts using the template provided (MS Word, 20kb).

Please email your submission to the event team.

Please note: the workshop language is English and all abstract submissions and oral presentations should be made in English.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Monday 30 April 2018

The registration fee is £280, which includes tea & coffee, lunch and the conference dinner, to be held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Follow the link to register here. You can pay by credit / debit card, paypal, or request an invoice.

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday 17th May

09:00 - 09:30 Arrival and Welcome
09:30 - 11:00 Presentations
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Presentations
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Presentations
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 Presentations
16:30 - Coach departs for conference dinner
17:30 - 21:00 Conference dinner (and return to Halifax Hall)

Friday 18th May

09:00 - 11:00 Presentations
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30 Presentations
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Presentations
15:00 Meeting Close (and coffee)


Accommodation is located at, and next door to, the conference venue in the following hotels:

1. Halifax Hall Hotel. £65 per night including breakfast

2. Jonas Hotel. £55 per night (incl. light breakfast) or £62.50 (incl. English breakfast at Halifax Hall -- please state you would like this when you book).

Please book using the contact details below, and quoting this reference number: Quote Kx56866

Jonas Hotel: 0114 222 8816, hello@jonashotel.co.uk

Halifax Hall Hotel: 0114 222 8955, Katie.brown@sheffield.ac.uk

There are a number of other smaller boutique hotels in the vicinity, but please be aware that hotels in the city centre are approximately 10 minutes away by taxi or bus, and 30 minutes to walk.

How to get here

From Manchester Airport to Sheffield

There is a direct train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield, leaving every hour and taking 1 hour 13 minutes.

From London Heathrow to Sheffield

Take the Piccadilly Line to Kings Cross/St Pancras. This takes about an hour. Trains for Sheffield leave from St Pancras twice an hour and take between 2 hours and 2 hours 15 minutes. If you have time at St Pancras step outside on to the Euston Road to see one of the wonders of Railway Age architecture.

From London Gatwick to Sheffield

Trains run from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras about three times an hour and take just under an hour. From St Pancras take Midland Main Line as above.

From Sheffield Station to Halifax Hall

The simplest way to get from the station to the hotel is by taxi. The fare should be between £8 - 10. If you prefer to travel by bus, cross the road outside the station and follow the signs to Sheffield Transport Interchange (it is a very short walk). Here you can get the 120 bus. Thanks to the wonders of privatisation this service is run by two different companies who follow different routes. Only the buses operated by First South Yorkshire go to Halifax Hall. Don't take a bus operated by Stagecoach. The First South Yorkshire 120 stops at the junction of Fulwood Road and Shore Lane. You can access Endcliffe Village by walking back along Fulwood Road and turning right on Endcliffe Crescent.

Alternatively you can take the 70 bus. This is slightly more convenient for Halifax Hall. It leaves from the junction of Pond St and Harmer St at the corner of the Interchange and goes along Brocco Bank (bottom right of Endcliffe Village map, continuation of Westbourne Rd).

For maps of the University campus and directions to Halifax Hall, please follow the link below.

Maps and Directions


For more information or enquiries about the workshop, please contact:

Dr Claire CORKHILL (University of Sheffield; tel: +44 (0)114 222 3632; email: c.corkhill@sheffield.ac.uk)