Travelling to Cambridge
Address of the conference venue: Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF
There are two railway stations nearby – Cambridge and Cambridge North. Cambridge is the closest station to Newnham College, asi 1.5 miles away.
There is a fast and frequent rail service from London King’s Cross (fastest trains: 50 mins) & London Liverpool Street (fastest trains: 1 hour 15 mins) through to Cambridge. There are excellent connections from Scotland and the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham and the Midlands, and East Anglia.
Plan your journey on the National Rail Enquiries website.
The Universal Bus service has a stop at Cambridge railway station (stop 8), with a stop near Newnham College, at West Road, University Library. The journey takes about 15 minút, s 5 minute walk from West Road to Newnham College, across the Sidgwick site (see map below).
Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside the station. It is not necessary to book a taxi as there are usually taxis waiting, but if you would like to the main companies in Cambridge are:
Panther Taxis tel: 01223 715715
CamCab tel: 01223 704704
A1 Cabco tel: 01223 313131 alebo 01223 525555
Newnham College is just off the A603 and approximately 2 miles from junction 12 on the M11.
From the South, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the North, the A1 and M1 join the A14, which takes you onto the M11. From the East and West, you again use the A14 and then M11.
There are limited parking spaces available at Newnham for conference delegates with accessibility needs. Please contact us in advance if you need to reserve a space.
Stansted is the nearest international airport. There are regular coach services from Cambridge to all London airports, and train services from Stansted to Cambridge (fastest trains: 30 mins). It is recommended that you try to book a seat near the luggage compartment if travelling by train as the service can get very busy.
Getting around Cambridge
There are several bus services offering routes in and around Cambridge. Stagecoach runs 8 different ‘Citi’ bus routes around Cambridge. All the Citi bus services go through Cambridge City Centre. The main bus station is on Drummer Street near Christ’s Pieces.
There is also a Universal Bus service. This offers a link from Cambridge (main) railway station to Newnham College and West Cambridge.
Navyše, Cambridge Guided Busway provides links around Cambridge and to Huntingdon and St. Ives. The route timetable and map can be found tu.
All the timetables for the above bus services can be found tu.
Cambridge offers many open spaces for walking. There are ‘commons land’ which provide green open pastures, these include: Midsummer Common and Stourbridge Common. Parks include Jesus Green, Coe Fen and Lammas Land. Grandchester Meadows and Ditton Meadows are connected on either side of Cambridge via the River Cam. To the east of Cambridge lies Milton Country Park offering 95 acres of woodlands and wetlands.
Walking the course of the river Cam allows you to enjoy many of the distinctive colleges and bridges that have made Cambridge famous worldwide.
A taxi rank is located outside of the main railway station. Alternatively, you can book a taxi via one of the following taxi companies:
Panther Taxistel: 01223 715715
CamCabtel: 01223 704704
A1 Cabco tel: 01223 313131 alebo 01223 525555
Many bicycle shops in Cambridge offer a range of hire options from single pushbikes to tandems and tricycles. Tu is a list of recommended shops from which to hire bikes; and a Cambridge cycle map can be foundtu.
If you are staying for the full conference, you have the option of spending the night of 5-6 September at Newnham College – pozri Registračný formulár for details.
Should you want to stay additional nights at the College, either before the conference or over the weekend that follows, please send an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alternatively, you can find other accommodation around the city; pozrite sa Visit Cambridge site for details.
Within Cambridge, there is range of parking spaces available for Blue Badge holder. Several of these parking spaces offer free parking for a couple of hours for badge holders. Pozrite sa prosím tu for more details.
Information for recharging electric cars and park and ride can be found tu.
Accessible Cambridge offers information about disability access for entertainment and tourism facilities in Cambridge.
Visit Cambridge offers useful information for planning your stay in Cambridge and finding out about mobility options:
A number of disability friendly attractions in Cambridge can be found tu.
There is a broader Cambridgeshire disability support group which can be found tu.
There are several autism friendly places to visit in Cambridge. The Picture House is a renowned institution for cinema and has autism-friendly screenings with appropriate light, volume and freedom of movement. They can be found tu, with listings tu.
The University map contains annotated locations for the universal bus, bike repairs, Cambridge Uni. Múzea, defibrillators… You can download a PDF version of selected portions of each map.