The Sir Duncan Rice Library

An interior view of the Sir Duncan Rice Library

The Sir Duncan Rice Library was officially opened on 24th September 2012 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh. It houses the largest of the University's modern collections on Floors 1-7 - including Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, and historic collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives in the Special Collections Centre on the Lower Ground Floor.

Linklater Rooms

The venue will move to the Linklater Room on the 25th of August, the fourth day of the conference.  

Situated adjacent to Elphinstone Hall, the Linklater Rooms enjoy a similar baronial style and are equally as stunning, with unique period features including original fireplaces (which can be lit during autumn/winter months), oak panelled walls and hammer-beam roofing.

Getting here

The Sir Duncan Rice Library: 

Bedford Road, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3AA

Linklater Rooms:

King's College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3SW

Reaching Campus by Bus 

You can take the number 1 or 2 and get off at School Drive to the north-east of the campus. Number 20 to King's College in the centre of campus or number 19 to the campus’s Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Park and Ride facilities are available at the Bridge of Don (to the north of Aberdeen). The 1B bus from the Park and Ride will take visitors directly to the Old Aberdeen campus.

Reaching Campus by Car

There is no parking on the university campuses on week days. Visitors are advised to travel by public transport or use the park and rides located within the city. There are also car parks around the city and buses can be used to travel to the King’s campus. 

Blue Badge holders are able to park on campus without a permit 7 days a week. Blue badges must be clearly displayed.

There is ticketed on-street parking on University Road, High Street Old Aberdeen, College Bounds, Regent Walk, and surrounding streets. There is limited free on-street parking on School Road, The Spital, and surrounding streets.  There is no parking on campus during week days, although it is free after 5pm Mon-Fri and all day Saturday and Sunday. 

Venue for the Fourth Public Lecture

Aberdeen Town House, Broad St, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ