Venue and Travel Information

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Lecture Block A, the Little Hall and the Lady Mitchell Hall at the Sidgwick site in the University of Cambridge.

Accommodation in close proximity to the conference venue has been reserved for conference participants in the Stephen Hawking Building and Harvey Court of Gonville and Caius College.  This will be bookable directly with the College using a Promotion Code which will be made available in the Confirmation of Registration e-mail.  Other alternatives for accommodation will be supplied in due course.

Cambridge Travel Information

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By Car 

From the South & from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. 

From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge. 

AA Travel Information

By Train 

There are excellent connections from Scotland & the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham & the Midlands, East Anglia & the Northwest.

From London, frequent, fast rail services depart from King’s Cross station.  There are also hourly services to Cambridge from Stansted Airport.

The best way from the train station to the Engineering Department is by taxi. The Engineering Department is approximately one mile from Cambridge train station. 

 National Rail Services 

Taxi Services

The approximate taxi fare from Cambridge railway station to the conference venue is £10.00. 

Several taxi companies offer an airport service costing approximately £45 one way for Stansted and £90 to London Heathrow for pre-booked taxis.  They should be contacted in advance to arrange collection from any London airport for transfer to Cambridge. 

Smart Drivers  +44 1223 513683 

SilverStar Cambridge Ltd  +44 (0) 1223 441146 

Panther Taxi  +44 (0) 1223 715715 

A1 Cabs  +44 (0) 1223 525555 

Camtax Taxi  +44 (0) 1223 242424

By Coach

A frequent coach service to Cambridge is available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports.

Cambridge’s Drummer Street bus station, served by all national coach services is situated in the city centre.

 National Express Coaches 

By Air

London Stansted is the nearest international airport to Cambridge, located just 30 miles to the South of the city, with easy access by train (direct rail link to Cambridge), coach, or car (M11). EasyJet and Ryanair fly from Stansted.

Cambridge is also within reach of London Luton, London Heathrow & London Gatwick

Stansted Airport


Car Parking is not available onsite, please see the map of Cambridge for information on car parking.