Venue

The conference will be located on Durham University’s “Science Site”. The Welcome Reception will take place at The Mount Oswald Hub. All sessions will take place in lecture theatre TLC033 located in the Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC). Lunches, coffee breaks, and poster sessions will also place in the TLC. All evening meals (except the conference banquet) will be served in the dining hall of Collingwood College. For those staying in Grey College accommodation this is also where breakfast will be served. The conference banquet will be in Durham Castle. See Maps below for a detailed map of the Science Site and for walking routes to the TLC and Durham Castle from various key locations.

Durham is a small city, which can be covered within 30 minutes walk from one end to the other. It is, however, quite steep in some places, particularly from the city centre to the college accommodation.

If you are planning to walk to the TLC, please allow the following journey times to arrive on time from your chosen accommodation:

  • Radisson Blu Hotel: 30 minutes.
  • Marriott Hotel: 20 minutes.
  • Grey College: 10 minutes.

Alternatively, if you prefer to use public transport, see Travel: Getting around Durham for more information. Uber operates a small number of taxis in Durham, or you can book a taxi from the following selection of local firms:

Venue Addresses

Grey College (Holgate House Accommodation)
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LG
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/wWNgAAYrzP2XGwUS6

Mount Oswald Hub (Welcome Reception)
Durham
DH1 3FP
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/cVh8F5bxaXn8CvXJ8

Teaching and Learning Centre (Talk Sessions, Lunches & Poster Sessions)
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LS

Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/NckN3Q5wsRMGXYAa9

Collingwood College (Breakfast, Evening Meals)
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LT
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/WDhs15LXEa9hjycy6

Food and Drink

Food and drink (outside breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks and evening meals provided as part of the conference) can purchased from the Palatine Centre Café, which is a short walk from the Teaching and Learning Centre.

Palatine Centre Café
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3DX
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/Q7zy5PJES2xHnLaH6

Please note that there are no ATM machines on the Science Site. However, the cafeterias accept debit or credit cards.

Maps

Here is a downloadable map of Durham City centre showing walking routes between selected hotels, The Teaching and Learning Centre, Grey College, Collingwood College, the Mount Oswald Hub and Durham Castle. The blue route that follows the river is very nice and picturesque, but the path is not paved and may not be good for nice shoes if it has recently rained. Please take the red route as an alternative.