Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 27, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 06, 2009
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Aim of the course:
To provide a broad-based, but detailed introduction to colloids and an overview of
some theoretical developments and experimental advances. The course will provide
an excellent opportunity for delegates to talk directly to experts in this field and to
stimulate ideas for innovative applications of colloid science. The course will consist
of lectures, interactive sessions, a group problem solving session and demonstrations
of the latest developments in surface and colloid science instrumentation.

Who should attend:
The course will be of interest to professional scientists, engineers, laboratory
managers and technology suppliers in a wide range of industries who wish to
update and advance their knowledge in Colloid Science. It is also suitable as an
introduction for physical scientists with no previous experience of the subject.
Usually, delegates are either science graduates or possess an equivalent qualification.

Fees include all tuition costs, a comprehensive set of lecture notes,
lunches and refreshments during the day and a Course Dinner.
Delegates will also receive a copy of the textbook specially
commissioned for Spring School
“Colloid Science: Principles, methods and applications”
(Ed. Terence Cosgrove).
Discounts are available to participants attending the course from
companies who are members of the Bristol Colloid Centre.

BCC Members: £985
Non-Members: £1190

Course Venue:
The course will be held at the University of Bristol. Lectures will take place in
purpose built tiered theatres. Demonstrations will take place in the University teaching
and research laboratories.
Bristol offers a vast choice of accommodation from budget to luxury.
Websites listing a number of Bristol hotels include:

The lecturers are senior academics from the University of Bristol; they are all
internationally renown for their research in colloid science. They have published
numerous textbooks, papers and articles in the field of colloid science.
Sessions will include
Introduction to Colloid Science
Polymer Solutions and Gels
Properties of Charged Surfaces and Particles
Stability of Charged Systems
Aggregation and Adsorption at Interfaces
Effect of Polymer on Colloid Stability
Wetting, Aerosols and Foams
Scattering Techniques in Colloid Science
Imaging of Colloids

Interactive sessions will include problem solving tasks to highlight the use of
theories in a range of industrial problems. Delegates will also have the opportunity
to individually consult with BCC staff about their specific queries.