The conference programme can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Please note: this may be subject to slight change before the event.
Travelling to Durham
To aid your travel plans delegates should aim to be in Durham for 12.00pm on Monday 2nd April, with the conference due to end after lunch on Wednesday 4th April at approximately 2.00pm. Delegates will register in St John's College's Reception in North Bailey between 12.00-12.45pm where you can book into your accommodation. St John's College is marked as number 17 on this map.
The conference will begin at 1.00pm with a welcome from Dr Julian Wright, the Director of Undergraduate History and Durham and will be followed by lunch. We strongly advise you to use public transport to travel to Durham if possible, as parking is very limited, particularly in the ancient part of Durham where this conference will be based. For those delegates who do travel to Durham in a car we will advise you of where to park nearer the time. Please allow plenty of time when arriving in Durham to park your car and get to the conference venue.
The conference venue is Durham University's St John's College on the Bailey, close to the historic Castle and Cathedral. All delegates will receive two nights' full board accommodation. If delegates travelling from further afield require accommodation in college on the Sunday before the conference, we do have spaces available although this will be at a cost of £30. The conference programme will include a range of opportunities for you to get to know your peers, including a formal meal and entertainment. Please note: there are no televisions in college accommodation.
As we would like to make your stay in Durham as pleasant as we possibly can, we would ask that you let us know in advance if you have any special requirements, such as access or dietary. Due to the location of the college it is important that delegates advise us of any mobility they may have in advance. Please get in touch with Jennifer Barton at the contact details below.
What to bring with you
We will be providing all meals at the conference, including regular refreshment breaks. St John's College is a short walk from Durham marketplace where there is a wide range of shops and other amenities should you wish to purchase any additional items during your stay with us. Please be aware though that we have organised a busy programme with free time scheduled at the end of the day. Therefore, there may be limited opportunities to visit shops in the marketplace. Delegates will only need to bring a small amount of money with them to pay for incidentals such as drinks on an evening, taxis for departure etc. However, St John's is close to a range of banks and ATM machines in the marketplace. We will provide each delegate with a conference pack which will contain paper, pens and other materials which means you don't need to bring these items with you. You may find it useful to bring some business cards with you to give to new colleagues you would like to keep in touch with.
There is no specific dress code for the conference. Please bring clothes that you are comfortable in. We would recommend you wear comfortable shoes if you plan to explore the city, particularly as Durham is quite hilly and has some cobbled streets. For the formal dinner on Tuesday the dress code is a little more formal and we recommend you wear an outfit similar to what you might wear for an evening out. Please do get in touch if you are unsure and we will try to help!
Accommodation and booking queries - Jennifer Barton, 0191 33 49118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- HistoryTeachersProgramme-FINAL.pdf (last modified: 27 March 2012)