The Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids conference is held every 3 years. It is a conference for scientists who study glass, and it has been held regularly ever since the first conference was held at Alfred University in 1958. The conference was last held in the UK in 1991, when it was held in Cambridge, organised locally by the SGT, and chaired by David Pye from Alfred University.

The most recent conference in the series (PNCS15) was held in St Malo, France, on 8-12 July 2018. The website for that conference is:



W are happy to announce to 2021 conference will be hosted by Society of Glass Technology and will be held in the City of Canterbury, a cathedral city in southeast England, was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion, incorporating Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows.

Society of Glass Technology

9 Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield S35 2PY, Telephone 0114 2634455