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*NEW: Jump to updated information on buses and taxis to the University of Winchester King Alfred campus*



The workshop will be held in the beautiful and ancient city of Winchester in the south of England, just an hour away from London by train.  Winchester was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex and the first capital city of England after its eventual unification under the Anglo-Saxon kings (including the most famous, Alfred the Great).  Today it is a beautiful Cathedral city with great restaurants, cafes and pubs and fabulous surrounding countryside. 

The meeting will take place in the Stripe building of the King Alfred Campus of the University of Winchester.  Maps of the campus and directions by car or from public transport hubs can be found below.

Registration will take place in the entrance foyer of the Stripe building, from 16:00-18:00 on Sunday 17th July and from 08:45-09:20 on Monday 18th July (the meeting begins at 09:20 on 18th July).




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University of Winchester King Alfred Campus location map

Detailed campus map

The visitwinchester website also gives a good overview of things to see and do in the city and surroundings: http://www.visitwinchester.co.uk

In addition, we have prepared a list of restaurants and pubs around Winchester that are especially recommended by the LOC. These can also be found on the map below:

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On-site University accommodation check-in info and related information:

 Rooms are available for check in from 14.00hrs - 16.30hrs on Saturday 16th July and between 14.00hrs  - 21.00hrs on Sunday 17th July from the main reception desk in the University Centre. If you are arriving on a different day or outside of these times, keys will be obtained from the security officer. To contact the security officer you will need to call the number on the door of the reception room from the nearby phone in the reception entrance foyer.

IF YOU ARE STAYING IN THE ON_SITE ACCOMMODATION AND ARE LIKELY TO ARRIVE  OUTSIDE THE ABOVE TIMES, IT WOULD HELP US TO KNOW WHEN YOU EXPECT TO ARRIVE.  Please let us know in advance when you expect to arrive by emailing your  arrival times to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with ARRIVAL in the subject heading.

Keys should be returned to reception on departure - do not leave your key in your bedroom - lost or unreturned keys are charged at £25.00 per key.

We advise you to collect you room key first on arrival at the main reception and to check-into your bedroom before registering with the workshop in the Stripe Foyer.

All of the bedrooms are located in the Queens Road accommodation on Burma road (please see campus map).

All are single en-suite bedrooms and have an en-suite shower, toilet and wash basin. Bed linen and towels are provided a small sachet with shampoo and shower gel is available on arrival (this will not be replenished). Tea/coffee making facilities are available in the shared kitchen areas, where you will also find a cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, iron, ironing board and seating area.

The accommodation is basic in nature, therefore things such as hairdryers, alarm clocks and televisions are not provided. Cooking utensils are also not provided in the kitchens. There is lift access to all floors inside the accommodation blocks, however please be aware that there are stairs outside the building.

All of the accommodation is NO smoking.

Breakfast (08.15 - 09.15) will be available each day in the Shakespeare dining room on the West Downs Campus (the same location as the lunches) - please be aware that this campus is approximately a 10 minute walk from the conference facilities.


NEW: Bus/taxi info, how to get to the campus

Coaches from Heathrow airport stop near the statue of Alfred the Great close to the Guildhall, which is about 20 minutes walk from the conference venue at the University of Winchester King Alfred Campus (although note that the walk is mainly uphill!).  The main bus station is near to the coach stop, opposite the Guildhall.  From the bus station, buses 4, 5, 46 and 66 go to Royal Hampshire County hospital (close to the University campus) in less than 10 minutes.  Bus 2 goes directly past the King Alfred campus on Sparkford Road (after passing the hospital).  All these lines have about hourly frequency, however on SUNDAYS ONLY LINE 5 will operate (FROM 7.30 - 18.05). On Saturdays and weekdays the aforementioned buses will make the conference venue easily accessible between 06.00 -20.00 hrs.  Note that if you arrive later, after the buses have stopped running, you can take a taxi from outside the Guildhall.

All the aforementioned bus routes will travel past the railway station, from where the travel time to Royal Hampshire County hospital should be about 3 minutes. Please check the timetables and maps below for exact details.

Bus route map

Detailed route map

Bus route timetables (click on the number): 2, 4, Switch 5, 46, 66