Conference Venues

Sunday April 7, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT

Gather in the lobby of the DoubleTree, where our guides will meet us. The tour will finish at 1.00pm at King’s College, where conference registration will take place.

The walking tour will include an introduction to Cambridge, the university and colleges, and a discussion of the architecture, history, discoveries and developments of the town and university. We will also experience some of the flavour of student life.

Onsite contact for the tour:

Bree Napier
[email protected]
+61 451 946 311

1.30pm – 5.30pm: DAY ONE OF THE SYMPOSIUM
The Hall, King’s College, University of Cambridge, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

Arrival tea/coffee, light lunch and registration at 1.00pm.
The first session commences at 1.30pm and concludes at 5.30pm.

King’s College
King’s College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college is formally named The King’s College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge. It lies beside the River Cam and faces out onto King’s Parade in the centre of the city. It is one of 31 colleges at the University of Cambridge. King’s was founded in 1441 by Henry VI, soon after he had founded its sister college in Eton. However, the King’s plans for the college were disrupted by the Wars of the Roses and resultant scarcity of funds, along with his eventual deposition. Little progress was made on the project until, in 1508, Henry VII began to take an interest in the college, most likely as a political move to legitimise his new position. The building of the college’s chapel, begun in 1446, was finally finished in 1544 during the reign of Henry VIII. King’s College has an outstanding academic record and is world-famous for its chapel and choir.

University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres; it is a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, along with the world-class original research the staff of the university and colleges perform. It has more than 18,000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world, nearly 9000 staff, 31 colleges and 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. Affiliates of the University of Cambridge have won more Nobel prizes (92) than those of any other institution.

The Marquee, King’s College, University of Cambridge, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy punting and welcome drinks immediately following Day 1 of the symposium.

At the conclusion of Day 1 of conference proceedings, we will walk as a group from King’s College to the punting wharf, for an evening punt along the River Cam. The river runs through the heart of Cambridge, enabling you to enjoy fantastic views of the world-famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt.

King’s College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs are just some of the Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see during this 30-minute chauffeured punt tour. Enjoy spectacular views from the river while discovering how the city has evolved from mediaeval market town to world-class centre for education.


8.30am – 5.15pm: DAY TWO OF THE SYMPOSIUM
The Hall, King’s College, University of Cambridge, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

6.30pm – 9.30pm: CONFERENCE DINNER
Corpus Christi Dining Hall, Cambridge University, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RH

Delegates will meet at Corpus Christi College, where there will be drinks on the Old Court Lawn, the oldest enclosed court in Cambridge, followed by dinner in the dining hall at 7.00pm. Dinner will conclude at 9.30pm.

Corpus Christi Dining Hall
Corpus Christi College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is notable as the only college founded by Cambridge townspeople: the Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary established it in 1352, making it the sixth-oldest college in Cambridge. Corpus has traditionally been one of the more academically successful colleges in the University of Cambridge. It also ranks among the wealthiest Cambridge colleges in terms of fixed assets, being exceptionally rich in silver. The college’s endowment was valued at £94.8 million at the end of June 2015 and its freehold land and buildings were valued at £118 million at the end of fiscal year 2013.


Upper Granta Suite, DoubleTree by Hilton, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT

The Hall, King’s College, University of Cambridge, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

During lunch on Day 3, delegates will have the opportunity to tour King’s College Chapel.

King’s College Chapel
King’s College Chapel is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The chapel was built in phases by a succession of kings of England from 1446 to 1515, a period that included the Wars of the Roses. The chapel’s large stained-glass windows were not completed until 1531, and its early Renaissance rood screen was erected in 1532–36. Last year was the 500th anniversary of the completion of the stonework of the chapel. The foundation stone was laid in the 1440s by Henry VI, but it wasn’t until the reign of Henry VIII that the shell of the chapel (including the roof and vaults) was completed. The chapel is an active house of worship, and home of the King’s College Choir. It is a significant tourist site and a commonly used symbol of the city of Cambridge.

Preferred hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton, Cambridge City Centre

A: Granta Place Mill Lane,Cambridge, CB2 1RT
W: DoubleTree by Hilton

The DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge is the only city-centre hotel on the River Cam. Kings College and Chapel, Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Guildhall are all within walking distance. All rooms are fitted with a king-size bed, air-cooling and a flat-screen TV. On-site car parking is available.

Breakfast is served in the Riverside Brasserie Monday to Friday, 6.30am – 10.00am and Saturday and Sunday, 7.00am – 11.00am.

Check-in: 3.00pm
Check-out: 12.00pm

University Arms Hotel

A: Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AD
W: University Arms Hotel

University Arms offers views over Parker’s Piece, historic Regent Street and the hotel’s inner courtyard. All the rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. University Arms has a fitness room and 24-hour front desk.

Breakfast is served in the Parker’s Tavern Restaurant from 6.30am until 10.30am.

Check-in: 3.00pm
Check-out: 12.00pm

Getting to Cambridge


Taxis are available from the taxi ranks at Cambridge Railway Station and the bus station (Drummer Street). The nearest taxi rank to King’s College is opposite the entrance to Christ’s College, on St Andrew’s Street.

If you would like to pre-book a taxi, Panther is a large company based in Cambridge. Visit


London Stansted is the nearest airport, situated 30 miles (48 km) south of Cambridge. It is 45 minutes away by bus or 30 minutes by train, and easily accessible by car (M11). Cambridge is also within easy reach of London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Birmingham International Airports.

London Stansted Airport (north of London)
Train: Stansted’s train station is directly below the terminal building. You can either take the train for Birmingham New Street, which is a direct train to Cambridge and takes just over 30 minutes. This is a frequent service, with 2 trains an hour, or get a train to Bishops Stortford and change there to get a train to Cambridge. This will take about 50 minutes. For train times and tickets, visit
Coach: Stansted’s bus station is opposite the main terminal entrance. Coach tickets can be bought on board, at the ticket desk in arrivals (open 6am to 1am) or in the coach station (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). The set-down point in Cambridge for coaches from Stansted is Parkside, a 15-minute walk from King’s College. For coach times and tickets, visit

London Heathrow Airport (west London)
Train: You can travel from Heathrow Airport to Cambridge by train. First you need to take the Underground from Heathrow to King’s Cross Station. This takes about an hour on the Piccadilly line. Then from King’s Cross you take a direct train to Cambridge, which takes 45 minutes. The coach is quicker, especially since the set-down point in Cambridge is nearer to King’s College than the railway station.
Coach: London Heathrow is about two hours from Cambridge by coach. The coaches leave from the Central Bus Station (for Terminals 1 to 3), and from outside Terminal 4. The set-down point in Cambridge for coaches from Heathrow is Parkside, a 15-minute walk from King’s College. The airport coaches are operated by National Express. For coach times and tickets, visit

London Gatwick Airport (south of London)
Suggestion 1: There is an hourly direct train from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge. This take just under 2 hours. For train times and tickets, visit Please note, direct trains from Gatwick currently do not run on Sundays.
Suggestion 2: There is a frequent direct train from Gatwick Airport to London, Victoria Station. From here you need to take the Underground (Victoria Line) to King’s Cross and get a direct train from there to Cambridge.
Suggestion 3: Take the Bedford train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras, then walk from there to King’s Cross (just next door to St Pancras) and get the direct train from King’s Cross to Cambridge. For train times and tickets, visit
Coach: London Gatwick is three to five hours from Cambridge by coach, depending on the time of day. The airport coaches are operated by National Express. For coach times and tickets, visit and find coach information on the Gatwick Airport website. The set-down point in Cambridge is Parkside, a 15-minute walk from King’s College.


The Drummer Street bus station is a ten minute walk from King’s College.
For local bus routes and trip planner, visit

National Express operates coach services to Cambridge from major towns and cities throughout the UK. There are frequent coach services from both central London, and London Stansted Airport through to the city. The X5 cross-country Stagecoach service links Oxford to Cambridge, via Bicester, Buckingham, Milton Keynes and Bedford.

From London
Coach services run from London Victoria Coach Station to Cambridge every 90 minutes. Visit

From Oxford
The X5 is a regular service from Oxford to Cambridge, going through Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford. Visit


Cambridge is a cycle-friendly city, and you can hire a bicycle for the day. For a list of bicycle hire shops, see You can find the best cycle routes to King’s College on There is cycle parking immediately outside the front entrance to the College.

If you are interested in a guided bike tour, Cambridge Bike Tours have a variety on offer.


From the south and from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway.
From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge.

For short-stay trips the city centre car parks offer great convenience, but for longer visits there are five world-class Park & Ride sites located on the outskirts of the city that provide free parking and a swift and frequent bus ride to the city centre.

Park & Ride
The Park & Ride system is the easiest and cheapest way of getting into central Cambridge. Parking is free up to 18 hours (charged at £10-£30 for 18-72 hours) and the bus into town costs £3 for a day return from the driver (price correct at January 2019 – please bring exact change). Madingley Road Park & Ride on Madingley Road (CB3 0EX) is the closest to King’s College.

More information can be found here.

Within Cambridge
Car parking is limited and expensive in Cambridge, and there is no car parking available at King’s College itself. The nearest public car park is the Grand Arcade Car Park on Corn Exchange Street (CB2 3QJ). This is just a few minutes’ walk from King’s. You can find a complete list of car parks on the Cambridge Council website. Do allow extra time for parking since the city is usually busy. You should also be aware that Cambridge centre is largely pedestrianised. To enforce this there are rising barricades, which are not always shown on sat navs.


Rent Direct Car and Van Rental is based near the city centre on Elizabeth Way. Visit Alternatively you can contact Rent Direct Car via telephone on +44 (0) 1223 309 409.

Airport Taxi Transfer
Jewels Airport Transfers operate to and from all London major airports and sea ports. Book online at


To check train times to/from Cambridge and buy tickets, visit National Rail:

From London
There are frequent trains from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations. The journey takes about an hour. Avoid the slow train that stops at all the stations between London and Cambridge. It takes about 2 hours and you’d be better waiting for the next train, which will get to Cambridge before it! Visit:

It is easy to get to Cambridge if you are travelling by Eurostar from Europe. Eurostar will take you directly to St Pancras International Station. King’s Cross Station is just next door to St Pancras and you can get direct trains from there to Cambridge. Visit

Please note: Cambridge Railway Station is not in the city centre. It is about 1.3 miles (1.6 km) from King’s College at the end of Station Road (CB1 2JW), so most likely you would not want to walk. There is a taxi rank outside the station or you could take buses 1 or 7. These buses go from the bus stops as you exit Cambridge station to the bus station in Drummer Street. The buses stop in Emmanuel Street or St Andrew’s Street rather than going right into the bus station. The College is a five-minute walk away from the bus station.

Cambridge train station to King’s College

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Should you need assistance with transportation to/from the symposium, please contact Bree Napier on [email protected].

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