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Venue Details


The main conference venue is the Isaac Newton Institute, University of Cambridge, 20 Clarkson Rd CB3 0EH.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets on every floor, and has a hearing aid loop in the main room we'll be using (more accessibility information on their website). If you'd like to familiarise yourself with the venue before arrival, we've created a walkthrough video showing some of the spaces we'll be using.

We will be using the Discussion Room in INI as a designated quiet space.

Some parts of the conference (parallel sessions) will use a small number of rooms in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, which is opposite the INI across the lawn. The CMS rooms are all wheelchair accessible by lift, and have hearing aid loops installed (more accessibility information on their website).

The INI/CMS is north and west of the city centre, and is a 41 minute walk, 19 minutes by bus and 10 minutes in a taxi from the train station. The bus service U (timetable and service information) runs between the station and the INI/CMS (see Google Maps navigation). The closest bus stop for the INI/CMS is opposite Storey's Way, and buses run every 15-20 minutes with a single fare for £2 and a day rover for £3.



Other Locations + Travel


Cambridge rail station has direct trains from London Kings Cross, London Liverpool Street and Birmingham New Street, and regular connecting services from all over the UK.

Local taxi firms include CamCab (01223 704704), Panther Taxis (01223 715715 / 01223 424424 / 01223 523523), Alpha Cars (01954 232300), A1 CabCo (01223 313131 / 01223 525555), and Cambridge City Taxis (01223 832832). Uber coverage is also available.

Cambridge has a Dial a Ride service which provides transport for individuals who have difficulty accessing public transport. For more details email camdar05@hotmail.co.uk or call 01223 506 335.


The conference dinner on the Thursday night will be held at Nines Global Buffet, located on the first floor (cinema level) of Cambridge Leisure, Clifton Way, CB1 7DY.

Cambridge Leisure is located directly opposite Travelodge Cambridge Central, and is a 49 minute walk, 29 minutes by bus and 13 minutes in a taxi from the INI. It is a 12 minute walk, 9 minutes by bus (buses Citi1, Citi3, Citi7, 13, and 13A) and 5 minutes in a taxi from the train station. The complex is fully wheelchair accessible, and more accessibility info is available on DisabledGo.


Nines Global Buffet; Image from Tripadvisor Nines Global Buffet (Thursday night conference dinner)
CUC Wine Bar The Wine Bar in CUC (Thursday night post-dinner drinks)

After dinner on the Thursday, we will go for drinks at The Wine Bar in Cambridge University Centre, Granta Place, CB2 1RU.

The University Centre is located just off Coe Fen near to Queen's College, and is a 22 minute walk, 16 minutes by bus (U route) and 10 minutes in a taxi from the INI. It is around a 25 minute walk, 18 minutes by bus (any of Citi 1, Citi 3, Citi 7 or U route buses) and 10 minutes in a taxi from the dinner venue, and similarly from Travelodge Cambridge Central/railway station. We have reserved the wine bar area, which is fully wheelchair accessible, until 11pm.


There is no formal conference meal on the Friday night, but informal social dinners will take place in various locations around Cambridge (sign-ups on the day), meeting after dinner for drinks at Cambridge Blue, 85-87 Gwydir St, CB1 2LG.

The pub is located north of the train station, and is a 19 minute walk, 11 minutes by bus (2A shuttle goes to the end of the road) and 14 minutes in a taxi from the city centre. It is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet.

We'll provide sign-up sheets at conference reception for various food venues, including the pub itself, so you can sign up in groups as you wish on the day. If you need more advance information about Friday night food venues, please contact the organisers.


Cambridge Blue Cambridge Blue (Friday night pub)

Saturday Morning Networking Activities


YHA YHA Cambridge (Saturday lunch venue)

Saturday morning networking activities will take place at several venues around the city, and more details will be added here as they are confirmed. Activities will include a self-guided tour of historical mathematical sights in Cambridge, maths puzzle boat trip ("Treasure Punt") with puzzles by the Chalkdust team, a board games session, local museum visits and a craft (knitting/origami) session.

The conference will finish with a group lunch from 12.30pm-1.30pm at the YHA Cambridge, 97 Tenison Rd CB1 2DN. The YHA is very close to the railway station (5 minutes walk, 2 minutes by taxi), and the area we'll be eating in has level access from the entrance ramp. For more accessibility information, the YHA has a comprehensive accessibility statement (PDF).