Conference Details

The conference programme is now available here.

Registration is now closed: contact the organisers to ask about last-minute spaces.


The conference will be held in Room S2 at CRASSH (the Alison Richard Building) at the Sidgwick Site, the University’s main arts and humanities area near the University Library.

Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT.

You can find the venue here.


There are many accommodation options in Cambridge near the conference venue, the train station, and across the city. Find a few suggestions below. Prices are an approximate guide only, given at time of posting.

Near the Sidgwick site:

Cambridge Hotel (formerly DoubleTree by Hilton): £100-£160 p.n.

The Royal Cambridge Hotel: c. £150 p.n.

Hotel du Vin: c. £170 p.n.

Regency Guest House: c. £88 p.n.

Near the train station:

ibis Cambridge Central Station: c. £60 p.n.

Youth Hostel Association: c. £20 (bed in shared room)-c.£60 (en-suite) p.n.

Slightly further out:

Travelodge (Newmarket Road): c. £66 p.n.


Cambridge is easily accessible by road, rail, and air.

Air: The nearest airport is Stansted: Ryanair and other carriers fly to many major European cities. There are regular coach (c. 50 mins to Parker’s Piece, centre) and train (c. 30 mins, train station) between Stansted and Cambridge.

Gatwick also serves numerous major airports; there is now a direct train service between Gatwick airport and Cambridge (c. 2 hrs).

Road: The major motorway route into Cambridge is the M11, which runs north from London; the A1(M) runs from north to south – it joins the A14 to reach Cambridge. The major east-west artery is the A14. Parking in Cambridge city centre can be very hard to find, and very expensive, so if you drive in and your hotel does not have a car park it’s best to get the Park&Ride ( There won’t be parking available at the Sidgwick site, apart from for delegates requiring accessible assistance (please let us know in advance if possible).

There are coaches to/from London and other major cities and smaller towns. See

Train: Cambridge train station is now a major hub, with direct trains (c. 50 mins) to London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street (c. 1 hr 20 mins). For trains to and from the north of England, change in London or at Peterborough. Find more information at:

Getting around Cambridge

Cambridge is a small city and easily walkable for those able to do so. The Sidgwick Site (conference venue) is to the west of the city. It’s about 1.6 miles (a 30-minute walk) from the train station, and about 0.9 miles (a 20-minute walk) from the bus station on Drummer Street.

There is a well-connected bus service around Cambridge city centre (see The U Universal bus runs regularly from the train station to the Sidgwick Site and takes about 15-20 minutes.

There are numerous taxi companies in Cambridge. They include Panther (01223 715715) and A1 (01223 313131). An average fare might be about £6-10 for a 15-minute journey, depending on traffic. The city gets very congested during the day.

If you’re feeling energetic there are numerous bike hire companies, including Rutland ( and City Cycle Hire ( But beware: bike theft is rife in Cambridge, and the traffic extremely dangerous, so you should only consider taking this option if you’re an experienced cyclist with appropriate safety gear.