Conference Information

This conference will take place in Exeter, Devon.

Date: Saturday, 10th March 2012. Registration is nearly full so please register soon.

Conference venue:  *NEW VENUE* – Queen’s Building, University of Exeter (Streatham Campus). Please see below for directions to the venue. 

There is also a detailed map here


If you need overnight accommodation on the Friday and/or Saturday night, there are a number of options:

Reed Hall: very nice bed and breakfast rooms on campus. However, they book up quickly. Prices range from £24.95 to £42 for single rooms, or £39.96 to £65 for twin or double rooms. Very close to the conference venue.

B & B accommodation is also available in some of the university halls of residence:

  • Birks Grange – 01392 725185,
  • Holland Hall – 01392 722344,

For more B&B and hotel accommodation please click here.

If you would like to save money by sharing a room with another conference attendee please get in touch as soon as possible and we will try to help.

Travelling to Exeter:

By coach: see National Express or Megabus

By train: Exeter has two railway stations – Exeter St David’s (main station) and Central. The average journey time from London Paddington is 2 hours 30 minutes. See National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey. Tickets purchased on the day are vastly more expensive than tickets booked in advance so you are advised to book your journey early.

By car: The M4/M5 links Exeter directly to London, the Midlands, South Wales and the North including Scotland. The average journey time from either London or the Midlands is 3 hours.

How to get to the conference venue:

Click here for a map of Exeter, which shows the location of the venue and the locations for all our evening entertainment. Please here for a map of the Exeter University campus. The Queen’s Building is on Queen’s Drive (number 11 on the map).

On foot from St. David’s station (main train station in Exeter):

  • Take the pedestrian signs for the University – i.e. walk away from the station’s main entrance towards the main road in front of you and up the hill through the alleyway by the pedestrian crossing
  • Walk up Howell Road towards New North Road
  • Turn left onto New North road
  • Turn right into The Prince Of Wales Road
  • Take the second left into Streatham Drive
  • Turn right into The Queen’s Drive
  • Follow this road up the hill until you reach Queen’s building on your right
  • Follow the signs outside the Queen’s building to find the conference registration desk

Please note that this route involves a rather steep incline. It takes around 20-30 minutes to walk. Alternatively, buses are available:


You can catch the D or H bus up to the campus and there is a bus stop outside the Queen’s Building (check with the bus driver if you are unsure). The H bus takes longer as it goes via St David’s station. Some H buses don’t go to the University so please read the sign on the front of the bus carefully or ask the bus driver. 

Departure times on Saturday morning:

From the High Street (D or H bus): 7.47, 7.57, 8.17, 8.27, 8.42.

From Central station (D or H bus): 7.50, 8.00, 8.20, 8.30.

From St David’s station (H bus only): 7.57, 8.27.

Taxis are also available and from St David’s station it is a flat fare of £5.


If you are arriving by car, there is free parking available in various places on campus. Please see the Streatham Campus map for details. The closest car park to the conference venue is a little up the hill from the Queen’s Building, opposite the Great Hall.

Travel bursaries:

Please note that all available travel bursaries have now been allocated.