All panels and plenary sessions will take place in Glasgow University.

Glasgow has been described as “the friendliest and 2nd most affordable city in the world” (Time Out, 2022). It certainly is steeped in history and the University, founded in 1451, is the fourth oldest in the Elnglish speaking world. It is generlly regarded as one of the top 1% of world universities. Its Centre for Russian, Central & East European Studies is renowned for research in language based area studies.

BASEES2023 will take place on the Gilmorehill Campus, in the west end of Glasgow, 2 miles from the city centre.


This year there is no on-site college accommodation available. However, there is plenty of affordable accommodation available in Glasgow and some will be shown on this website before registration opens.


Glasgow has its own international airport, and Edinburgh is not far away and provides more options for arriving by air. For travel help to Glasgow see the University’s own travel advice

For getting around Glasgow, please refer to this page from the University

Things to do in Glasgow

Time Out has plenty of advice on where to eat and drink, museums and galleries to visit

Tripadvisor has alternative ideas on what to do in and around Glasgow and where to eat

Weather in Glasgow during the conference

The weather in April in Glasgow is wet (with 87mm of rainfall over 5 days).

The climate is quite cool in early April, but it is bearable when dressing cosy. Temperatures are up to 11°C. The minimum is 5°C. Thus, the mean temperature average in april in Glasgow is 8°C. Note that these seasonal averages are in contrast with a maximum record of 20°C in 2019 and a minimum record of -4°C in 2013.

Five-day weather forecast for Glasgow