Advances in River Science 2011 will be held at Swansea University's main campus overlooking the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay. The campus is set in rolling parkland and is just a stone’s throw from the old fishing village of Mumbles, whose unique seaside atmosphere is complemented by a vibrant social scene that is popular with students and staff alike. Travel just a few minutes in the other direction and you reach the Maritime Quarter, a modern waterfront village complete with restaurants, art gallery, theatre and a busy marina.

Swansea itself is a lively city of 230,000 people. Its friendly shopping centre includes a world-famous indoor market that dates back to the Middle Ages and offers traditional, locally produced food. Culturally, the city is home to the Dylan Thomas Centre, which celebrates the life and work of the great Welsh poet. Theatres, festivals, museums and galleries enhance Swansea’s rich cultural diversity. The Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, is also within easy reach from the University. Unspoilt beaches and dramatic cliff top views provide a stunning location for water-sports, cycling and walking.

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