Conference Location

Calman Learning Centre

The venue for the conference is the Calman Learning Centre at Durham University. Accommodation for attendees on the full package is at Collingwood College. Calman Learning Centre is number 43 on the attached map, and Collingwood College is number 6 (5 - 7 minutes walk away).

The recommended hotels (Marriott and Indigo) for attendees not staying in Collingwood College are both in the area of building 28 on the map. The hotels are opposite each other on Old Elvet.


Getting to Durham


By Rail

60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including 16 trains from London. The National Express high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King’s Cross on the main East Coast line. First Transpennine Express offers frequent links to Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, while Cross Country links Durham directly with Scotland, the Midlands, and the South West.

Journey times to major cities: London 3 hours, Birmingham 3 hours, Edinburgh 1 hour 30 minutes, York 1 hour.

By Road

Durham city centre is only two miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 Durham – Sunderland road and follow signs to Durham City Centre. There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. From the city bus station – a short walk from the railway station – a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the Colleges on South Road.

By Air

Newcastle International Airport is one of the UK’s fastest growing regional airports. There are direct flights to around 16 domestic destinations including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Aberdeen, Belfast and Cardiff. Durham Tees Valley Airport also has direct flights. Both airports are less than 40 minutes drive from the City,

By Sea

Ferry services operate between North Shields and Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) throughout the year.