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. 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.

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:

Food and Drink

See Maps below for the locations of various cafeterias situated on the Science Site where you can purchase food and drink. These are located in the TLC, the Calman Learning Centre, the Palatine Centre and the Bill Bryson Library . Please note that there are no ATM machines on the Science Site. However, all cafeterias accept debit or credit cards.


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