The 2nd ESLAS meeting, May 1999, took place in  Oxford, UK, under the Chairmanship of Dr Alan Godfrey. The venue was one of the Colleges of Oxford University, much enjoyed by the 250 attendees. There were12 plenary sessions, 5 round table sessions and 45 free papers, all of a very high standard. The social program took good advantage of the ancient buildings of Oxford University. A good time was had by all.