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Durham University

Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Local Information

Conference address:

Calman Learning Centre

Durham University

South Road




The conference venue can be found by selecting 'Calman Learning Centre' (under the University Buildings category) from the drop down box on the right of the map.

About Durham:

Durham is a small city situated on the river Wear in the North East of England. It is renowned for its superb medieval castle and cathedral (a UNESCO world heritage site) and for its world class university.


You can book in local hotels, or use University accommodation.

University college accommodation can also be booked if desired:

Grey College is next to the Physics department, within walking distance from the centre of Durham. For a map, click here or here (no. 8). Other colleges can also be used. Note - some don't have wifi, so check before you book if that is important...

Some local hotels include:

The victoria inn (this one is a favourite for a lunchtime pint so although I've never stayed there, I would recommend it!). ~300m

Kings Lodge ~1km

Radison Blu ~1km

Premier Inn ~1km

Marriot Hotel ~1km


Things to do:

In Durham (all walking distance):

Cathedral and castle world heritage site.


Riverbank wooded walks

Botanic gardens

Around Durham:

Medieval castles (from the border wars with Scotland)

Roman remains (including Hadrians Wall)

Stately homes

Wild countryside


Arriving by train (

Durham rail station (15 minutes walk)


Limited, permits available upon request in advance.


Possible airports include:

Newcastle (metro and train to Durham, approx 1 hour)

Durham Tees Valley (bus and train to Durham, approx 1 hour)

Edinburgh (bus and train to Durham, approx 2.5 hours)

Leeds Bradford (bus and train to Durham, approx 2 hours)

Robin Hood airport (bus and train to Durham, approx 2 hours)

Manchester airport (train to Durham, approx 2 hours)

London airports (tube and train to Durham, approx 4 hours)


Ask for Durham University Physics Department.