Venue and travel information
|The meeting will be held at Keele
University in the
|sunny "partly cloudy" UK. Keele is a quiet, rural campus about 3
miles from the nearest town (Newcastle-under-Lyme / Stoke-on-Trent), and
35-40 miles from the nearest big cities (Manchester and Birmingham).
The climate in Keele is
quite variable, but mid-Summer temperatures are generally between 18 and
The workshop will be hosted in the University's new
undergraduate Medical School, with en-suite accommodation in the nearby
Keele's nearest international airports are at:
- Manchester (MCR) - approx. 50 minutes by car or train (to Crewe).
- Birmingham (BHX) - approx. 1 hour by car or train (to
- East Midlands (EMA) - approx. 1 hour by car.
- Liverpool (JLA) - approx. 1 hour by car or train (to Crewe).
- London airports, including Heathrow (LHR) / Gatwick (GTW) / Luton (LTN)
and Stansted (STN), offer a much wider range of connections, but all involve
at least 3 hours travel to Keele (by car or by train to either Crewe
The nearest train stations to Keele are at Stoke-on-Trent and at Crewe.
Each station is around a 20 minute cab-ride or a 30 minute bus-ride from
Keele. The fastest trains to either Crewe or Stoke from London's Euston
station take around 90-110 minutes. Unfortunately, all of these trains
will be on a go-slow on July 26, so please allow at least 3 hours to get
from London to Keele, and try to enjoy the ride (you'll probably see just
about every bit of the UK on your way here!).
For further details, see http://www.keele.ac.uk/university/travel.htm
Please report to the reception desk in the Medical School to pick up
your room keys / welcome packs, etc. The reception desk will be open from
1:30pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, July 26, 2008, and is only a short walk from
the workshop accommodation.
Early / Late Arrivals: should report
to the University's 24-hour Reception desk in the Darwin Building, which
is fairly central and well sign-posted within the main campus. Please note
that rooms keys will not be available before 1:30pm on the day of arrival.
map of the Keele campus is available here. The Medical School is in
square A2, the accomodation in square C3, and the 24-hour University
Reception in square D6.