Venue, general, and tourist information


The conference will take place in Penthouse Suite A/B in Collingwood College, South Road, Durham DH1 3LT. This is number 6 on the Durham map, or the building on the Google map below.

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On Monday evening, you're welcome to join us for a very informal welcome drink at one of the local pubs, the Court Inn on Elvet Crescent, from 6:30pm onwards.


To get to Durham by plane, the easiest option is to fly to Newcastle airport, and continue to Durham by public transport, either by



From London, there is also a good train connection to Durham. Especially for longer distances, such as London-Durham (but not for Newcastle-Durham), you are very strongly advised to book your train tickets well in advance to get reasonable rates. The difference can be up to a factor 10.

If you are walking, take into account that Durham is fairly hilly. The city is very small, still it is easy to get lost due to the shape of the river. Keep count of your number of river crossings to know which side of the river you are (the most common paths from the railway station to Collingwood College cross the river either 0 or 2 times).

More information about travelling to Durham can be found on Durham's travel info site.


The full conference package includes accommodation at Collingwood College at a very reasonable rate. However, if you wish not to stay at Collingwood College, more information on accommodation is available via Durham Events, Travelodge or Durham Tourism.


As Durham is a particularly beautiful small city (its Cathedral and Castle are a UNESCO World Heritage Site), with all attractions at short walking distance from the University and its colleges, this is an ideal opportunity to also spend some time as a tourist — see Durham Tourism.