*If you will require a visa to enter the UK for this conference, please contact us as soon as possible for reference letters.

Accessibility information: Please click here for Downing College downloadable information with maps and pictures of access points. If you need accessible parking please contact us directly.

Conference Venues

For a map of the Downing College site – Rooms Detail – please scroll to the bottom of the page

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This is a very central location, 10–15 minutes’ walk from Cambridge Rail Station, 5-minute walk from the National Express bus station. Buses run quite regularly, and there are many bicycle and scooter hire points around town. 

The main conference venue is Downing College, Cambridge.
The conference dinner will be held at Westminster College, Cambridge.

How to get there:

Transport and parking

If you are travelling by car, please note that car parking facilities are limited, and you should check prior to your arrival that a space will be available for you. View a map of Cambridge showing city centre parking and you may also want to check park and ride sites. 

Accessible parking is available on site. Please contact us directly to arrange.

Panther Taxi operate a rank at the Cambridge Rail Station and can be booked via the Veezu app or by phone: 01223715715

Travelling by Air 

Luton and Stansted airports are the closest to Cambridge – within 1-2 hours ride. From Stansted you can take a direct train to Cambridge Rail Station.
From Gatwick and Heathrow there are train services to London and onwards to Cambridge.
From Luton there are National Express buses and taxis available.
Please consult the TrainLine app / website to plan your journey.

Travelling by rail 

There are frequent trains to and from London (King’s Cross and Liverpool Street), good cross-country links, and direct services to Stansted Airport (~30 minutes) and Gatwick Airport (~2 hours). Downing College is fifteen minutes’ walk from the railway station, or a short taxi ride. To walk from the railway station, go down Station Road and turn right at the War Memorial into Hills Road. Continue on straight at the junction as Hills Road becomes Regent Street, the college is located just before the junction of Regent Street and Park Terrace, opposite the University Arms Hotel. 

Travelling by coach 

National Express run regular coach services from London Victoria and other destinations to the Cambridge Bus Station on Drummer Street. There are also regular coach services to London airports. 

Map of Downing College Site – Room Details


Please be aware that Cambridge is a popular tourism location in June; we advise booking your room as early as possible. 

Cambridge University offers rooms around the colleges and other properties: Cambridge Rooms online booking.

The closest hotels to the conference site are: Lensfield, The Graduate, Hotel du Vin.

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