The meeting will take place at:
Great North Museum: Hancock
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT
United Kingdom

Campus Map showing the venue can be found here.
Directions to the Newcastle University can be found here.


List of hotels around the venue is available here. These hotels offer a special rate for UKON 2016, with breakfast included.


Situated in the North East of England, Newcastle has excellent transport links with major UK and international cities.

Newcastle is easy to get to:
  • Road - the A1(M) running north to south passes close by the city centre
  • Rail - Newcastle is about 3 hours from London
  • Air - Newcastle International Airport is only seven miles away. Newcastle International Airport has direct links to many European airports and can also be reached via hubs at Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris airports. Destinations can be found at the
  • Coach/Bus - the main coach station is located in the city centre
  • Sea - ferries run from nearby North Shields to Holland

Newcastle is a compact city so it’s easy to cycle or walk around. The Metro rail network offers fast, efficient travel from the Newcastle International Airport and Newcastle Central Railway Station.

We have a number of maps to help you find your way around the city.

About Newcastle

Newcastle is the cosmopolitan capital of the North East. Famous for its welcoming character, with the University at the heart of the city, it’s a great place to live and visit.


Take a virtual tour around the city of Newcastle.


Newcastle was named after the Norman castle in its centre. However, the city can trace its history back to Roman times. Remnants of Hadrian’s Wall exist alongside a medieval cathedral, and impressive Victorian buildings.

Newcastle lies at the heart of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria, renowned for its glorious unspoilt countryside and rich heritage. The region is at the northern limit of the Roman Empire and has been the location of many border battles with Scotland.


Newcastle is great for shopping with around 600 shops in the city centre.


The Quayside is a cultural hub bringing together the best of Newcastle and Gateshead. The Sage Gateshead music centre and the BALTIC art gallery share the river with many bars, cafes and restaurants.


Newcastle has lots to offer:


St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United Football Club, is just a short walk from the University. The city is also home to Newcastle Falcons rugby club and has first-class basketball and ice hockey teams. Newcastle also hosts the world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run.

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