General Information

Conference Venue

The Catalyst
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne


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Getting Here

By Air

Newcastle International Airport is 6.4 miles from the conference venue and has a direct Metro link to Newcastle City Centre.

By Rail

Newcastle is on the East Coast Main Line with frequent direct trains from London.  Journey times include Edinburgh- 89 mins, Leeds- 85 mins, London- 171 mins and Manchester- 140 mins. The Catalyst is only an 8 minute walk from the Newcastle Central Station.

By Car

If traveling by car there are several city centre car parks close to the conference venue, including the multi-storey Q-Park on Stowell Street

By Metro

The Catalyst benefits from being a 3 minute walk from St James Metro station and a 13 minute walk from Monument Metro station.


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The City of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle is a modern, compact and culturally vibrant European city that has a strong identity. Once home to a busy commercial dockside, Newcastle’s Quayside is now packed with cafés, bars and restaurants; neighbouring Gateshead, on the south bank of the Tyne, is known for its contemporary culture and iconic structures, including BALTIC, converted from a landmark industrial building in the 1990s. The city centre offers excellent shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries and cinemas.  Getting around on foot or by public transport is easy; an integrated transport system that includes the Metro and an extensive network of local buses connects the airport to the city centre, and beyond.  For ISTRC 2020 delegates wishing to extend their visit - the Northumberland coast and its historic castles, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are just a short drive north from Newcastle; Hadrian’s Wall, lying to the west is a world heritage site, while to the south is the ancient City of Durham.   

Grey Street

Hadrian's Wall

Angel of the North

Tynemouth beach