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Venue Details


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

The INI 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 venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets on every floor, and has hearing aid loops in both the main rooms (more accessibility information on their website).

The bus service U (timetable and service information) runs between the station and the INI (see Google Maps navigation). The closest bus stop for the INI 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)
The Grain and Hop Store; Image from Tripadvisor The Grain and Hop Store (Thursday night post-dinner pub)

After dinner on the Thursday, we will go for drinks at The Grain and Hop Store, 69-76 Regent Street, CB2 1AB.

The Grain and Hop Store is located just off Parker's Piece, and is a 27 minute walk, 21 minutes by bus (catching the U as far as Fitzwilliam Museum) and 7 minutes in a taxi from the INI. It is around a 15 minute walk, 9 minutes by bus (any of Citi 1, Citi 3, Citi 7, 13 gold or 132 buses) and 5 minutes in a taxi from the train station, and similarly from Travelodge Cambridge Central. We have reserved the upstairs room in the pub, where there is no lift access, and we will also have a table in the downstairs area.


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 The Rock, 200 Cherry Hinton Road, CB1 7AW.

The pub is located the other side of the railway station, just beyond where the Traveloge is, and is an 11 minute walk, 4 minutes by bus (Citi 3 and 16A buses go past) and 4 minutes in a taxi from the train station.

We'll provide sign-up sheets at conference reception for various food venues, so you can sign up in groups as you wish on the day. One of these venues will be The Rock pub itself, but they will not have capacity for the whole conference. If you need more advance information about Friday night food venues, please contact the organisers.


The Rock The Rock (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).