The conference will be held on the newly developed Heslington East Campus of the University of York, on the edge of the city of York. The venue is easily accessible from the centre of York by bus, taxi or bicycle.
Main Atrium @
Ron Cooke Hub
Accessibility of the facilities for disabled delegates
The facilities in the Ron Cooke Hub are fully accessible, with ramps to the lecture areas,
dedicated spaces for wheelchair users and hearing loops for hearing impaired delegates.
There is also a dedicated guide dog toilet just behind the Ron Cooke Hub. We will provide an orientation session of the venue for any visually impaired delegates and student volunteers will be available to assist visually impaired delegates if required.
Accommodation for delegates will be available both on the university campus and in central
For delegates who prefer to stay in central York, there are many options at all price points. The University has discount arrangements with a number of hotels in York, so special conference rates have been arranged details will follow soon.
Delegates from some countries will need a visa to visit the UK. You can attend a conference on a “Standard Visitor” visa. (https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor)
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens do not need a visa for a short stay.
Time to organize a visa seems very long in many countries at the moment, so please apply very early. If you need a letter of invitation please contact Helen.Petrie@york.ac.uk as early as possible.
LBA, Leeds Bradford Airport (https://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/)
Closest airport to York (approx. 50 minutes by road), a quick and small airport to travel through.
Flights to many European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Pisa, Prague, Rome, and Warsaw).
Served by numerous airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways (for connections at Heathrow), KLM (for connections at Schiphol), Ryan Air, and the home airport for Yorkshire’s own low cost airline, Jet2.
Unfortunately, the direct coach service from LBA to York is currently discontinued. If the service is not reinstated by 2023, we will arrange shared transport options for conference delegates from the airport direct to the University and central York
(please contact Helen.Petrie@york.ac.uk for this option).
You can also take a bus/train combination (bus to Leeds Railway Station, then train to York) or a taxi (approximately £50 per taxi).
Manchester Airport (https://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/)
Large international airport, a little further away than Leeds Bradford, but easily accessible by public transport (approx. 90 minutes by train to York).
Flights from many cities in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.
Served by many airlines including Aegean, AirCanada, American Airlines, Delta, EasyJet, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Jet2, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, Singapore, TAP, United, Virgin, Vueling.
Direct train from Manchester Airport to York. Then bus or taxi to the University (10 – 15 minutes).
London Airports (Gatwick and Heathrow in particular)
York is well connected with Gatwick airport near London. You can take a train to London St Pancras from Gatwick and then just walk across the street and take the train to York (for information about the King’s Cross to York train service, see below).
It does take a bit of time, but you see the country and meet lots of people. Also very good facilities for a meal or snack at St Pancras/King’s Cross.
Departures approximately every 30 minutes by two train companies (LNER – lner.co.uk; Grand Central - https://www.grandcentralrail.com/).
From Heathrow, take the Piccadilly Line of the Underground direct to King’s Cross – St Pancras (one Underground station, two above ground stations, a bit confusing). Then take the train to York (see below).
From London/Edinburgh: York is on the main line between London (Kings Cross-St Pancras, called the East Coast line) and Edinburgh, with an excellent service, about a train every 30 minutes. Fast trains from London take less than 2 hours, just over 2 hours from Edinburgh.
It’s a very busy service, so it’s important to book a ticket a reasonable time in advance (a couple of weeks, when it is much cheaper than just walking up and buying a ticket) and get a free seat reservation.
The services is run by two train companies (LNER – lner.co.uk; Grand Central - https://www.grandcentralrail.com/), but you can buy tickets for either on the LNER website (but you can’t change your ticket from one company to the other once you have booked it).
From Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam: Eurostar (www.eurostar.com) from Paris and Brussels to London (King’s Cross-St Pancras) and then the East Coast line to York is a bit quicker and a lot more comfortable than flying the same route (the York HCI Group has done comprehensive evaluation of these routes and the train wins on time, comfort and carbon footprint).
Booked in advance it is also not very expensive.
Eurostar also has a service from Amsterdam, we have yet to evaluate this route.
For the intrepid, there are overnight ferries from Rotterham and Zeebrugge to Hull, which is less than an hour from York by train or road or Amsterdam to Newcastle.