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Durham University

Centre for Medical Humanities

Venue & Directions

All conference sessions (except the Conference Dinner) will be held at the Holgate Conference Centre, Grey College, Durham University. For further information, please consult the Grey College website:

For maps of Durham and the University, follow these links:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/map/

http://www.dur.ac.uk/map/durham/


Holgate Conference Centre:

Conference Centre Address:

Grey College South Road Durham DH1 3LG

Travel Information

By Train:

Durham railway station is the railway station for the city of Durham on the East Coast Main Line. The station is managed By National Express East Coast. Despite its small functional capacity the station is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line and is called at by many intercity services travelling the route. The travel time between Durham and London Kings Cross, 254 mi south, is around three hours. Buses and taxi run regularly from outside of the station into the town centre.

Grey College is a 5 minute taxi ride (about £3) from Durham Station. All the taxi drivers know the college, so you won't need to give them directions. Alternatively, if you're carrying light luggage, the walk from the station through town is picturesque and will take about 30 minutes. There is a tourist map on the platform.

By Car:

From the North or South (A1M)

Exit at Junction 62 (to Durham City). You will travel down a dual carriageway for 1.5 miles. At the roundabout, go straight ahead towards the City Centre. You will go down a hill. Stay in the left hand lane and just before the next roundabout, take the left filter lane. The Marriott Royal County Hotel is on your left. Go straight ahead at the traffic lights. Move into the right hand lane and filter slightly right up the hill. You will come to a crossroads with traffic lights. The New Inn is on your left. Go straight through the traffic lights and up the hill. Grey College is the second left turn. Reception is situated up the drive and directly in front of you.

There are 20 parking spaces available in the College but these are subject to availability. Please ask for a permit at reception.

Alternatively there is a park and ride scheme in Durham or you can make use of one of the close-by city centre car parks.


Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will be held in the Joachim Room, at the College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University. For a virtual tour, please visit the Joachim Room page on the Event Durham website.

There will be a group going to the dinner from the main conference venue, so you should not need to find the dinner venue on your own, but see below for directions if necessary.

College Address:

The College of St Hild & St Bede Durham University Durham DH1 1SZ

Travel Information

By Train:

Durham railway station is the railway station for the city of Durham on the East Coast Main Line. The station is managed By National Express East Coast. Despite its small functional capacity the station is a principal stop on the East Coast Main Line and is called at by many intercity services travelling the route. The travel time between Durham and London Kings Cross, 254 mi south, is around three hours. Buses and taxi run regularly from outside of the station into the town centre.

By Car:

From the A1 (M) heading south or north

Exit at Junction 62 (to Durham City). You will travel down a dual carriageway for 1.5 miles. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit straight into the college site and follow the car park signs.

From the A167

After the Honest Lawyer Hotel turn right at the next roundabout and follow the signs into Durham city. Going straight over all of the traffic lights. At the roundabout next to the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre take the 3rd exit and stay in the outside lane up to the next roundabout taking your 4th exit into the college site and follow the car park signs.

Walking from the Holgate Centre:

Leave Grey College and walk along South Road towards Durham city centre. Continue straight over the crossroads onto church street, and continue at the traffic lights onto New Elvet. Turn right onto Old Elvet, then take the first left, which leads past a University car park. Turn right and then left to cross the river via a footbridge near the old swimming baths. Continue up the hill until you meet up with Leazes Road and continue to the Gilesgate roundabout. The College of St Hild and St Bede is signposted on the right (fourth exit on roundabout). Ask at reception for the conference dinner venue. 30-40 mins walking.