Meeting Location and Travel
Getting to St Edmund Hall
St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR; +44/0 1865 279000 (porters' lodge); www.seh.ox.ac.uk
Accommodation, evening meals (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), Conference Dinner (Thursday) will be at St Edmund Hall.
Links: St Edmund Hall
The conference accommodation at St Edmund Hall is very easy to get to by public transport, especially from London or Heathrow or Gatwick airports. There are fast and frequent buses that stop within 30m of the College. You need the Oxford High Street / Queen's Lane stop (this is a request stop; it's not the terminus bus station, Gloucester Green). The College entrance is about 100m up Queen's Lane; it looks like this (though with an open door!).
From St Edmund Hall (on foot, about 15 minutes, Google map.): turn right on leaving the main entrance, follow Queen's Lane (several zig-zags) until you go beneath the "Hertford Bridge", then turn right toward the traffic lights at the "King's Arms". Continue straight across at these traffic lights, up Parks Road past Wadham College, South Parks Road, the University Museum (worth a visit!), Keble College and Keble Road. The University Parks are now on your right, and the Materials and Engineering departments are 200m further on, on your left. Look for the Thom Building, the tallest thing near here (if you can't see it, you are quite possibly lost: the view should look like this). Head straight for the Thom building, passing the Materials Hume-Rothery building (with a small tree) on your left. Pass under the concourse, go up the metal stairs, turn right at the top and you have arrived.
The lectures will be in lecture theatre 2, Department of Engineering Science. This is best found by entering the Thom Building (the tallest building in the area) by the main entrance, which is on an elevated concourse. Take the steps up on the Banbury Road side of Hume Rothery. Turn to the right at the top of the steps and go into the Department of Engineering through double doors. There will be a reception desk there to assist you, but the lecture theatre is through on the same level to the left.
Travel to Oxford
If you are considering driving, parking in Oxford is very limited and expensive. You will probably be best using Oxford's "park & ride" system, where you can park for up to 72 hours. Or better, come by train or bus! St Edmund Hall is a short taxi ride from either the bus or rail stations; unless you have vast amounts of baggage, walking may be simpler (10 mins from the bus station, 20 minutes from the rail station).
Materials & Engineering Departments
Oxford University Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH; 01865 273777 (reception); http://www.materials.ox.ac.uk/
Oxford University Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ; 01865 273700 (reception); http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/