Getting Here

Please see the Abstract Volume, linked to from the Schedule tab to the left, for maps and markers of the different locations.

The main conference will take place in Churchill College, a 20 minute walk northwest of Cambridge city centre. The Earth Sciences department is split-site, with two-thirds of the department on the Downing Site in central Cambridge and the remaining third at the Bullard Site, NW Cambridge along with the BP Institute and CASP. The icebreaker reception will be held at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (Downing Site) and the annual dinner will be held at St. John’s College, both in central Cambridge. The workshops will be held at the Bullard Site, NW Cambridge. A zoomable map showing all the key locations for the conference is available here:,0.121965,14,YLRQ-J1DB-S6RW#52.204977,0....


Churchill College
Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DS
    Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 336000
    Map: churchill-map

Downing Site - Earth Sciences and Sedgwick Museum
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3EQ
    Telephone: +44 (0)1223 333400
    Fax: 01223 333450

West Building
181A Huntingdon Road
Cambridge, CB3 0DH
    Telephone: +44 (0)1223 760700
    Fax: +44 (0)1223 760701
    Map: click here.

Bullard Site - Earth Sciences and BP Institute
BP Institute, Bullard Laboratories
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road
Cambridge, CB3 0EZ
United Kingdom
    Telephone: +44 (0)1223 765700
    Fax: 01223 765701

Getting here

By Car

Getting to Cambridge by car is relatively simple: from the south, via the M11, and from the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 direct to Cambridge. However, parking in central Cambridge is limited and expensive. There will be limited number of free car parking spaces for delegates at Churchill College itself, but failing that, the Madingley Road Park and Ride car park is a 10 minute walk west of the college (directly along the Madingley Road), and costs £10 per 24 hours.

By Train

Frequent trains run directly to Cambridge from London King’s Cross. Trains from the north connect via Peterborough or Ely. There are regional services from East Anglia and the Midlands. The train station is located southeast of Cambridge city centre, and is a 45 minute walk to Churchill College. There is a taxi rank outside the main station entrance – the fare to Churchill is normally £8-10.

By Coach

National Express operates coach services to Cambridge, both to the city centre and (sometimes) to Madingley Park & Ride (see By Car above). The X5 cross county Stagecoach service links Oxford to Cambridge, via Buckingham, Milton Keynes & Bedford – if travelling by the X5, the first request stop after the Park & Ride will drop you directly outside Churchill College.

By Air

Stansted Airport is only 30 miles south of Cambridge, with frequent direct train services to and from the city.