Fees & Policies


Early Bird (before or on 31st July, 2022)Late (until 15th August, 2022)
Accommodation£43.75 (single room), £72.91 (twin room), per night.£43.75 (single room), £72.91 (twin room), per night.
Conference banquet£42£42

Payment can be made by debit or credit card or by requesting an invoice. Invoices will be issued within one week of registration.

Registration fee includes:

  • Welcome reception with drinks and buffet.
  • Access to scientific sessions, exhibition area and poster sessions.
  • Conference documents.
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and dinners (excluding optional conference banquet).
  • Refreshments during the poster sessions.


95 en-suite rooms (90 single, 3 twin and 2 accessible) have been reserved for delegates in Durham University’s Grey College. Rooms can be booked on a per-night basis and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Delegates may need / wish to book accommodation in one of Durham’s many high-end or budget hotels.

Conference banquet:

The conference banquet will take place on Thursday 7th September in the Great Hall of Durham Castle, which sits at the heart of Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site across the green from Durham Cathedral, and is home to the students of University College, part of Durham University. You will be served a three-course meal, an average of two glasses of wine per person and a coffee or tea.


The conference to Beamish Museum will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 6th September. Beamish Museum is much loved and one of the best tourist attractions in the whole of England. It is an open-air, living museum and tells the story of life in the North East of England in the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s. The fee includes transport to and from the museum and entrance into the museum.


Until 15th August – total amount will be refunded.

From 16th August – no refunds.

Code of Conduct

The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. All participants are required to abide by the following Code of Conduct to help us achieve a safe and positive conference for everyone. Please follow these guidelines:

  1. Be kind to and respect others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
  2. Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  3. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.

Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to either David Carty (david.carty@durham.ac.uk) or Hannah Williams (hannah.williams4@durham.ac.uk).

[Acknowledgement: This code of conduct is based on the “London Code of Conduct”, as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology”, held in London in July 2015. The London Code of Conduct was adapted with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism. It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse.]