PHOBIA Conference - Further Information

PHOBIA: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science

8-9 May, 2009

The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff

Back to Conference Homepage

Registration Information

Registration Fees
Full conference fee: £80
Postgraduate/Unwaged conference fee: £40
One day full conference fee (either Friday or Saturday): £50
Postgrad/Unwaged one day conference fee: £25
Conference Dinner: £25 (optional)
Conference Trip to Cardiff Bay: contributory train fare TBA. (optional)

The conference fee includes all conference-related materials, lunches and other refreshments, and a Friday evening wine reception.


Regrettably, the seminar organisers cannot organise accommodation for delegates. If you require accommodation, we suggest that you try the following options (please note that some of the chain hotels have a number of branches within Cardiff, some further out of the centre than others): please ensure that you are booking a room in the branch you want!)

The Big Sleep Hotel
Bute Terrace,
Cardiff CF10 2FE
02920 636363

The Park Inn Hotel,
Mary Ann Street,
Cardiff CF10 2JH
02920 727026

The Ibis Hotel,
Churchill Way,
Cardiff CF10 2HA
02920 649250

For a reliable, budget room, the Welsh Institute of Sport has 53 single, ensuite rooms for around £30 a night (including breakfast). Please phone 0845 045 0902 to book, and consult the website for further details.

Other central hotels include the Mercure Holland House Hotel and the Parc Hotel Thistle. There are 3 more modestly priced hotels on St Mary’s Street: the Royal Hotel, the Cardiff Sandringham Hotel, and the ML Lodge.

Conference Times

The conference will begin mid-morning on Friday May 8th, allowing nearby UK travellers to arrive in good time. Friday will close with a wine reception at 5pm and dinner (in a Cardiff Bay restaurant) is booked for 8pm. There is Conference Trip to sites of interest in Cardiff Bay before dinner; see below. Saturday sessions will begin at 9am and the conference will close by 5pm prompt.

Please see the Travelling to Cardiff pages for relevant train stations, etc. when planning your travel.

Conference Trip to Cardiff Bay

The conference dinner on Friday evening will be held in a restaurant in Cardiff Bay – the site of the National Assembly for Wales (the Sennedd), the Millennium Centre and other sites of historical interest. Cardiff Bay is also the central location for the recent television dramas Dr Who and Torchwood. From the Atrium we travel by train to the Bay, in good time to look around before dinner, and return by train to the Atrium later.