40th Intercollegiate Welsh Accounting and Finance Colloquium Gregynog 2017

float-right‌Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th May 2017

The colloquium will run from 12:30pm on Wednesday to 2:00pm on Friday

Location: Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Nr. Newtown, Powys, Wales,  SY16 3PW, UK

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: Monday 13th March 2017

You are invited to submit your recent papers from all areas of Accounting, Finance, Banking, and Governance to be presented during the three-day colloquium. Please send an abstract (or full paper) and presentation title by email to the colloquium organiser, Aloysius Igboekwu at alo12@aber.ac.uk by Monday 13th March 2017.

The Accounting & Finance Colloquium and Gregynog Hall

The colloquium is a popular and long standing annual event attracting participants from across Wales and increasingly, further afield. The style of the colloquium is quite informal and very supportive; and Gregynog Hall is itself a stunning location and venue. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the colloquium was first held.

Travelling to the colloquium venue

Full driving directions are available at http://www.gregynog.org/contact/ . Newtown is the closest railway station; approximately six miles away from Gregynog hall.


Please send all your email enquiries to Aloysius Igboekwu at alo12@aber.ac.uk

Registration for the colloquium

Booking Form

Register Here

Please specify the number of night(s) you will be spending at Gregynog. Below is a cost breakdown (for both staff and Doctoral Students) of the available options:

Option A (includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning coffee)

1 night stay

Staff - £85.00

Doctoral students - £53.00

Option B (includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning coffee)

2 night stay

Staff - £170.0

Doctoral Students - £106.00

Option C

Day delegates: £27.66

 There is an additional charge of £8.50 per person for lunch for residents on the closing day of the colloquium

As it is the tradition, those of you who are Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff or Swansea delegates; the organising University (Aberystwyth University) will invoice your own institution based on the number of delegates attending the event and the options they have chosen. For delegates from other Universities, Aberystwyth University will invoice your University directly or as otherwise advised in your registration form.

Programme and paper sessions

Paper presentations are limited to 20 minutes with up to ten additional minutes for questions/ discussion. Computer projection facilities will be made available. Presenters are asked to ensure that their visual aids are clearly legible to participants with standard(ised) vision at eight to ten metres or so.

Key note speaker: Professor Keith Hoskin

Keith Hoskin is currently Professor of Accounting at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, England, having previously held professorships at Warwick Business School, and the Manchester School of Management, UMIST. He writes and researches across the fields of accounting, management and education, and is engaging in a series of writings which re-read the work of Michel Foucault and its centrality to understanding how we think and act across the above knowledge fields. These include studies of Foucault as theorist and historian of accounting and management, of forms of governing and managing before 1800 and the ‘leap’ to modern forms of ‘governmental management’ and ‘economic truth’. His study, with Richard Macve, of ‘manageriogenic failure’ on the Western Railroad is part of this project, whose major objective is a book rethinking the genesis and dynamics of modern management and accounting. He was the British Accounting Association’s Distinguished Accounting Academic for 2011.

Guest speaker: Professor Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman is Dean and Professor of Finance at The York Management School.  He previously held professorial positions at Loughborough and Bradford and non-professorial appointments at Exeter and Warwick.   Mark is interested in very long-term problems in finance.  His work particularly concentrates on costs of capital for valuing intergenerational projects, including climate change mitigation & environmental protection initiatives and infrastructure, and the investment outlook for portfolio managers with long investment horizons.  In recent years he has provided advice to HM Treasury, the Home Office, the Office for National Statistics, the Dutch Ministry of Finance, the OECD and the Financial Conduct Authority, while his research has been published in journals in accounting, finance, economics, and interdisciplinary science including the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.