6 - 7 April 2017, Oxford, UK

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The conference venue is:

Martin Wood lecture theatre
Clarendon Laboratory
Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PU

Please note that there is extensive building work currently taking place around the Clarendon Lab. Due to this there is no parking available on site.

The map below shows the simplest walking route from Oxford railway station and central coach station to the Clarendon Laboratory. This is about one mile in length and should take roughly twenty minutes.

Alternatively, the no.500 Park and Ride bus (usually green) runs from the station and stops at the intersection of Keble and Banbury Roads, very close to the Clarendon Lab. Other bus options are available. For times and routes, we recommend the Traveline Southeast journey planner: http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/

By rail

Regular train services run to Oxford railway station from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Reading, among others.

Note that Oxford now has a second, subsidiary railway station north of the city, called Oxford Parkway. This may be easier to reach than the main Oxford station from some parts of London. The no.500 bus connects Oxford Parkway to the city centre and main railway station, please see the following for more information: https://parkandride.oxfordbus.co.uk/timetables-fares/500

By coach

There are two coach services that operate from London: one leaves from Victoria Coach Station every 15 minutes on weekdays (Oxford X90); the other, from Grovesnor Gardens by Victoria Railway Station, runs every 10 minutes at peak times and operates a 24/7 service (Oxford Tube). The Oxford bus station (marked on the map) is about half a mile from the department. There is also a coach service from Cambridge (X5 via Milton Keynes) and frequent coaches from Heathrow and Gatwick. Most national coach services will come into the Oxford central coach station shown on the map.

By car

The M40 motorway runs very close to Oxford on the north-east side and links with the M1, M4, M5 and M25. If you approach Oxford from the east on the M40 you should leave at junction 8, or from the north at junction 9. Those travelling on the M4 should get off at junction 13, Newbury, and take the A34 north to Oxford.

Parking is difficult in Oxford city centre. There is some on-street parking available on Keble Road, which is controlled by a pay-and-display scheme with a maximum stay of two hours. However, Oxford is well served by five Park and Ride sites on the outskirts of the city with quick bus services to the city centre. The police advise against leaving cars at these sites overnight.

More details of the Park and Ride sites can be found here: https://parkandride.oxfordbus.co.uk

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