Coming to ICMS

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Coming to ICMS

May 2022:  We are now running hybrid activities with delegates participating in ICMS events from the Bayes Centre.

For visitors coming to a workshop or a Research-in-Groups visit at ICMS in the Bayes Centre please visit this page:

COVID-19 safety at ICMS 

In order to maintain high standards of health and safety for our visitors at ICMS we follow Scottish Government guidance and that of the University of Edinburgh health and safety office at all times. 

On Friday 18 March 2022 at 04.00 the UK ended all COVID-19 travel rules. Please check your own government's advice about travelling home after visiting the UK.

Healthcare information for visitors to Edinburgh and the Lothians can be found here.

Your institution - travel insurance

Before making ANY travel plans we strongly recommend you check the guidance provided by your employer/home institution and any permissions required to travel.  This should also involve ensuring the appropriate travel insurance is in place to cover your trip and any COVID-19 related disruption.     This applies to both international visitors AND UK-based participants.   


We are aware of a very convincing scam targeting participants in mathematical research events. These scammers may telephone or email you and tell you that they are organising accommodation in Edinburgh for you on behalf of ICMS. If you are approached by a third party (eg Business Travel Management or Expo Hotel Services ( ) asking for booking or payment details, please ignore. ICMS will never ask you for credit/debit card information.

ICMS is based at the Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow Edinburgh, where we've been since summer 2018. The Bayes Centre is a flexible and practical venue for running events, with two seminar rooms and lots of space to work in, either in groups or on your own. We also have great views of Edinburgh's extraordinary landscape.

The following pages will provide you with information to help you prepare for your visit to ICMS, including how to find us, what facilities to expect, what support we can offer for those with caring needs, and some suggestions for accommodation. The Bayes Centre is fully accessible. Further information on accessibility and Bayes can be found here.

The majority of ICMS activities take place in-person at the Bayes Centre, however we also run events in other locations, plus have a thriving programme of online events. Each ICMS activity will have its own event page with full details of the venue.

Find out what's on here