Practical Information


The meeting will take place in The Armstrong Building, Newcastle University. The University campus is in the city centre and is easy to reach on foot from city centre hotels, or via the Metro (Newcastle's light rail transport system) to Haymarket station. The city centre is compact: walking somewhere never takes longer than 20-30 minutes. 

Maps of the campus and city can be found here.

Travel to Newcastle

There are direct flights to Newcastle Airport from many European cities and regular connecting flights from Schiphol, Heathrow and Paris CDG. The Airport is on the Metro system and the journey to the city centre takes about 30 minutes.

Newcastle Central train station has frequent connections to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh, is in the city centre and is on the Metro system.

There is a daily DFDS ferry from Ijmuiden in the Netherlands to North Shields (just down the river from Newcastle): departure in the early evening and arrival in the morning. 


There are lots of hotels across all price ranges in the city centre, accessible via the usual on-line hotel resources. Outside of the city centre, the suburb of Jesmond is home to many University students and staff, has several low cost hotels and is one or two Metro stops or a 30 minute walk away from the University. Unless you know Newcastle well, we recommend staying in either the city centre or Jesmond. 

The Premier Inn is a reliable, inexpensive UK hotel chain that does not advertise on Expedia, etc. Their hotels at Newcastle City Centre (The Gate) and Newcastle Quayside are in the city centre. Pricing is "dynamic" and depends on demand, but can be as low as 30-40 pounds per night. The hotel at Callerton Parkway may have low prices and is near the airport and a Metro station.