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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Booking Information

The following options and costs are based on accommodation provided at the conference venue - St John's College, Durham. This is situated at the heart of the historic city of Durham. Accommodation and facilities can be viewed at: Single rooms are available but these are not en-suite. En-suite rooms can be booked separately using the links listed below to other hotels and guesthouses available in Durham city.

Conference Registration

Single fixed charge



Options, extras and packages

  • 1.

Single day attendance. Includes conference registration, lunch and refreshments.


  • 2.

Day attendance with accommodation. As above with one nights accommodation and breakfast.


  • 3.
Day rate for refreshments/ lunches, for those attending more than one day but not wishing to book accommodation (£15 per day) £15
  • 4.

Five night package

Conference registration, all lunches and refreshments, x5 nights accommodation including breakfast.


  • 5.

Four night package

Conference registration, all lunches and refreshments, x4 nights accommodation including breakfast.


  • 6.

Conference Dinner. 3 course meal including 3 glasses of wine.


  • 7.

Day Field Trip.


  • 8.

All in package 1st - 5th September 2012

Conference registration, all lunches and refreshments, x5 nights accommodation including breakfast, conference dinner, including wine, conference field trip.


  • 9.

Extra night accommodation and breakfast on evening of 6th September

  • 10.

Manuscript handling session - a chance to see and discuss some of Durham's earliest manuscripts with Professor Richard Gameson (morning of the 6th of September). Restricted numbers.

  • 11.

Visit to the Anglo-Saxon church of Escomb and Binchester Roman Fort (morning of the 6th of September). Restricted numbers.



Payment and Booking Details

The deadline for registration and booking is Monday 9th July.  We must receive your booking form, registration and accommodation fees by this date to secure your place at the conference. Late booking may possible after this but will incur an additional fee of £50.

The booking form must be completed in full with your details and submitted by email as a .pdf attachment to Booking forms can also be posted in hard copy using the following address:

C/O Dr. Sarah Semple

Re: Durham SASY 63
Department of Archaeology
Durham University
South Road

Payment can be made by bank transfer, by credit card or cheque. Payments must be received by the 9th July for both registration and accommodation.  Payments should be made using the following account details:

Barclays Bank Plc
Durham Market Place Branch
Sort Code: 20-27-41
Account Number: 60897507
IBAN No: GB46BARC20274160897507
Please quote '210564/802000' as a reference for the payment.

Cheques are payable to 'Durham University' and should be sent with the booking form to the address above. Payment by credit card can be made by phone with the finance officer in the Department of Archaeology on +44 (0) 191 334 1102.

Alternative Accomodation in Durham


Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JN.
Tel: +44 (0) 191 386 6821 Fax: +44 (0) 191 386 0704 Email: Web site:
4 star hotel - Rooms from £99.00 per night.


Radisson Blu Hotel Durham Framwellgate Waterside Durham DH1 5TL (City centre)
Tel: +44 (0) 191 372 7200 Fax: +44 (0) 191 372 7201 Email: or web site:
Durham University rate from £95 per night.


Three Tuns Hotel New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3AQ. (close to both science site and castle, and the Royal County hotel)
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 4326 fax: +44 (0) 191 386 1406 web site:
3 star hotel - rooms from £88.00 per night.


Premier Inn Durham City Centre Freeman's Place Durham DH1 1SQ (city centre - close to the Radisson Blu Hotel)
tel: 0870 850 6342 fax: +44 (0) 191 3866146 web site: (search for Durham).
rooms from £63 per room per night.


Kings Lodge Hotel Flass Vale Waddington Street, Durham DH1 4BQ (furthest away from both science site and castle - near station)
tel: +44 (0) 191 370 9977 web site:
3 star aa hotel - rooms from £60.00 per night.


Cathedral View Town House 212 Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 1QN.
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 9566 email: web site:
Ensuite rooms from £60.00 per night


Farnley Tower The Avenue, Durham, DH1 4DX.
tel: +44 (0) 191 375 0011 fax: +44 (0) 191 383 9694 email: - if this doesn't work try web site:
Rooms from £65.00 per night


The Georgian Town House 10 - 11 Crossgate Durham DH1 4PS.
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 8070 fax: +44 (0) 191 386 8070 email: web site:
Ensuite rooms from £60.00 per night


Castle View Guest House 4 Crossgate, Durham, DH1 4PS.
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 8852 fax: +44 (0) 191 386 8852 email: web site:
Ensuite rooms from £55.00 per night

The Victoria Inn 86 Hallgarth Street, Durham, DH1 3AS. (closest to the science site and close to the castle)
tel: +44 (0) 191 386 5269 fax: +44 (0) 191 386 0465 web site:
Rooms from £48.00 per night

University Accomodation
Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Durham university, mostly out of term time, but there is some accommodation during term time. Accommodation can be booked through Event Durham by email or on free phone 0800 28 99 70 It is also possible to check b & b availability on the web page