Paris, the host city for the 23rd World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression
The World Meeting will be held in the prestigious buildings in the headquarter of the University Paris Descartes “Collège Royal de Chirurgie” (The Royal College of Surgery) in the heart of the lively left bank area, the 6th quarter of Paris, the forefront of the city’s intellectual life in the 1950s.
History of the Paris Medical School
In 1769, Louis XV entrusted the architect Jacques Gondoin with the construction of this historical monument. Louis XV was himself to lay “the last stone” of the amphitheatre in 1774, which is a masterpiece of the “Greek-like” style that became the Faculty of Medicine in the beginning of the 19th century. It was extended between 1875 and 1900 and remained the Paris Medical School until the 1950s when it was replaced by the new Faculty of Medicine, located in the Rue des Saints-Pères. Paris Descartes University has the privilege of housing several museums within its premises, including the History of Medicine Museum (since 1905).
Around Paris Descartes University
The World Meeting venue is within easy walking distance from French historical monuments (Church Notre Dame de Paris, Louvre Museum, Quartier Latin, Place Saint Michel, Church Saint Germain) as well as local food shops, cafés, and university restaurants. Also close to the venue are modern and historical hotels which could be considered for accommodation during the conference (Novotel and some other smaller hotels offering residence at lower price for students).