Conference Venues

The conference will meet for technical sessions in the School of Engineering, Cardiff University, and for social sessions – the reception and reception / dinner – in venues around the city to be declared.

The City of Cardiff

Cardiff is the compact and friendly capital of Wales, one of the four nations making up the UK. With national museums, a spectacular castle, and a 76,000-seater stadium right in the heart of the city, Cardiff is a great destination, voted one of the world’s top 10 must-visit countries by Rough Guides and Lonely Planet.

National Museum Cardiff houses the largest collection of Impressionist art outside Paris as well as works spanning over 500 years of art history. The Museum of Cardiff tells the tale of the city from its 1300s origins to present day. The Bay Area was hugely significant in the 1900s, transporting South Wales coal to the world, and has since been reinvented into a waterfront escape. Wales Millennium Centre is the country’s equivalent to the Sydney Opera House, and the Senedd is home to the Welsh Assembly government. Cardiff Castle, with its Roman, Norman and Victorian gothic era origins, sits right in the middle of the city next to the neo-classical civic centre, quaint Edwardian shopping arcades, and extensive parks.

Wales excels in first-rate ingredients and preparing world-class food, while, to quote a local, “Cardiff is quite a beery city, especially at weekends”.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University‘s world-leading research was ranked 5th for quality and 2nd for impact amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and has the ambition to be among the top 100 universities in the world and top 20 in the UK, while striving to fulfil its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

The university’s School of Engineering supports around 1,200 undergrads, 400 postgrads and 100 staff, in a friendly, supportive staff and student environment, which encourages ideas and innovation, offering world leading research and strong links with industry. Committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace, it currently holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award for supporting women in engineering. In REF 2014, it was ranked 7th in the UK in General Engineering, and top in the UK for research impact across all of disciplines.


Conference hosts, the Magnetic Materials and Applications (MAGMA) centre, aim to become a hub of expertise in the processing, characterisation, manufacturing and recycling of specialist magnetic materials, drawing on expertise from the schools of Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.

The UK Magnetics Society, partner of the conference, supports magnetics professionals in all fields or countries. Its international membership is drawn from industry, government and academia. People involved with the Society believe that magnetism in all its forms is an amazing force, and that by understanding and harnessing it people can deliver amazing things.

UKMagSoc delivers on its beliefs by connecting the ‘people who do’ – help them share what they know, learn from each other, and find each other. We organise meetings to bring them together, publish emails and magazines to share their news and knowledge, put on courses to provide them with new information, run events to bring new people into the community, support students in developing their careers.