Linear Collider Physics School 2003

           17th - 23nd  August 2003

          Ambleside, Lake District, England

                Bulletin No.1


  The international consensus within the particle physics community
 is that the next accelerator should be a linear e+e- collider.
 This school is intended to give students and postdoctoral researchers
 a detailed grounding in the physics potential of a linear e+e- collider.
 Topics covered will include Higgs, Electroweak, Supersymmetry and
 Two Photon Collider physics.

  The school will take place in Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake
 District. The primary point of contact is the web site where you will
 find the registration form.


  The program consists of a series of lectures designed to give a
 thorough introduction to the physics potential of a linear collider.
 There will also be an opportunity for those attending to make a short
 presentation of their work. The registration form provides a space for
 you to indicate a title for your talk in this case. The lectures will
 be published in electronic form.


  The fee for the school will be 330 pounds.  There will be a discount
 of 30 pounds for registration and payment of fees before June 30.
 There is also a discount of 30 pounds for people choosing to share a
 room.  The price for accompanying persons is 250 pounds.  It is
 possible to arrive on Saturday 16th August (30 pounds).  Information
 on how to pay is available on the web site.

  A small number of bursaries are available in the form of partial or
 full reduction of the conference fee.  The decision as to who should
 receive these will be made by the organising committee.  If you wish
 to be considered please state your case when registering.

  The fee covers six nights accommodation from Sunday, 17 August to
 Saturday 23 August, full English breakfast, morning and afternoon
 coffee/tea and biscuits.  Sandwiches and light snacks can be
 purchased at the conference centre, and the accommodation includes a
 shared kitchen area which students may use.  Many traditional pubs,
 coffee shops and restaurants can be found in the centre of Ambleside
 which is a few minutes walk away.

How to get to Ambleside

  Ambleside is in the heart of the Lake District, in North West
 England.  The conference will be held at the Lake District Conference
 Centre, University College of St. Martin, Ambleside Campus, Ambleside,
 Cumbria, LA22 9BB. Tel. +44-15394-30217. The campus is located on the
 right hand side of the road just after leaving the town centre in the
 direction of Rydal, directly opposite the main Police Station. Note
 that this was formerly known as Charlotte Mason College so if you need
 to ask locals/taxi drivers for directions the may still know it by the
 old name.

  The Conference Centre reception is open 24 hours a day.  Most people
 are expected to arrive on Sunday 17th August, but the rooms are
 available from Saturday 16th August at an additional charge of 30
 pounds for those who wish to arrive earlier.


  The nearest train station is in Windermere, about 5 miles (8 km) from
 Ambleside, with connections from Oxenholme station which is on the
 main London Euston - Glasgow line.  You can take either a local bus
 (``Stagecoach Cumberland'', approximately every half hour) or a taxi
 to Ambleside. The bus fare is about 1.50 pounds each way and the taxi
 fare is roughly 6 pounds. Connections between your starting point and
 Windermere can be found by visiting the National Rail Web page which
 can be reached via a link on the School's web page.

Air - Manchester

  By far the closest and most convenient airport is Manchester
 Airport. From the airport you can take a train to Windermere.  The
 train journey takes 2 - 3 hours, depending on a connection, and the
 return fare is currently 27 pounds 60 p.  The train connection times
 can be found in the National Rail Web page - type Manchester Airport
 and Windermere as the initial and final points.  See the section
 above for information about how to get from Windermere to Ambleside.

Air - Liverpool

 There are now a few low cost services to Liverpool Airport from
 Europe (For example Easyjet).  From the airport take the bus to
 Liverpool Lime Street central station and then a train to Windermere.


 If you come by car you will approach via the M6 motorway.  If
 travelling from the south, leave the motorway at junction 36 and take
 the A591 (following signs to Keswick).  The A591 forms the main road
 through Ambleside and the campus is located on the right hand side of
 the road just after leaving the town centre, directly opposite the
 main Police Station. If coming from the north leave the M6 at
 junction 40 (Penrith) and take the A66 for Threlkeld,
 St. John's-in-the-Vale and the A591 to Ambleside. Parking on site
 will be available and is free.


 The conference is part of the ECFA programme agreed at the Amsterdam
 meeting in April 2003. It is being organised by the Lancaster
 University High Energy Physics Group members: I. Bertram, A. Finch,
 and A. Sopczak.

 Programme Committee                International Advisory Committee

  K. Desch (Hamburg)                   S. Bertolucci (INFN Frascati)
  H.-U. Martyn (RWTH Aachen)           B. Foster (Bristol)
  S. Maxfield (Liverpool)	       W. Hollik (MPI Munich)
  K. Moenig (DESY)		       M. Oreglia (Chicago)
  A. Sopczak (Lancaster)	       P. Osland (Bergen)
                                       F. Richard (Orsay)
                                       A. Wagner (DESY)