Symposium sessions will take place in the University of Cambridge West Road Concert Hall, which is the largest conference facility within the University, and the adjacent Acropolis at Gonville & Caius College. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge backs and King’s College Chapel, the Concert Hall is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.

West Rd Concert Hall
Conference at West Rd Concert Hall


Accommodation will be available in student rooms in Gonville and Caius College. These rooms can be booked and paid for during the registration process. You may arrange your own accommodation in one of the hotels around Cambridge, but they will be more expensive and you will need to book well in advance to be sure of finding a room.


Cambridge is one of the finest cities in Britain, with a heady mix of ancient charm and world-leading hi-tech industries.  Just 60 miles north of London it’s home to the world-famous University of Cambridge, its colleges, stunning architecture, a vibrant cultural scene and acres of green space. Cambridge has been at the centre of world-changing discoveries for centuries where you can walk in the footsteps of Isaac Newton,  Charles Darwin, Watson and Crick and Stephen Hawking – 107 affiliates of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the Nobel Prize since 1904.


Many European cities have connections to the most convenient airport, Stansted Airport, which is just 30 minutes from Cambridge by rail or road.

Heathrow Airport has connections to many major airports around the world and has direct bus connections to Cambridge and a rail link via London.

Eurostar trains terminate in London at St. Pancras station, adjacent to King’s Cross rail station. From there it is a 45 minute journey to Cambridge.

Parking in Cambridge public car parks is expensive and at some distance from the venue. On street parking nearby is available but very limited. We have arranged for parking nearby at a small charge. This can be purchased during the registration process. Day visitors may park at the Madingly Road Park and Ride and use the Universal bus service to West Rd.

The Universal bus service connects the train station,the City centre, West Road (for both accommodation and venues) and Madingly Road Park and Ride. The Universal timetable is available here and the route map is available here.