Accommodation

On-site accommodation has been arranged in Collingwood College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LT (directions). Collingwood College is point 6 on the University map.

Tutorial and Conference

The tutorial and conference will be held in the Chemistry and Geology Building, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE. The Chemistry and Geology Building is near point 15 on the University map.

Getting to Durham

Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York. Durham city centre is 2 miles from the A1, a major north-south trunk road.

There are several daily express coach services from the major cities in the UK. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. The city is served by National Express coaches. Full details of national and local bus companies serving Durham can be found on the Traveline (public transport) journey planner.

By Car

From the A1(M) heading South

Take the A690 turning signposted Durham. Continue straight on across the first roundabout take the left turn across the bridge. Continue along this road through five sets of traffic lights. Collingwood College is the third turning on the left hand side.

From the A1(M) heading North

Take the A177 turning signposted Bowburn and Peterlee. This is the junction with the Durham RoadChef Services area. The sign for Durham will urge you stay on the A1(M) for another junction. While this would not be a disaster, it is definitely a longer route and is likely to involve more traffic hold-ups. Take the A177 exit from the roundabout (2nd turning), signposted Bowburn. The road will take you through Bowburn village and on to Shincliffe village. Follow the road for about 4 miles until it reaches a roundabout and take the first exit. You will pass the University Science site on the left and reach a set of traffic lights. Turn left at these lights and proceed up the hill. Collingwood College is the third left turn, which is just after the hill flattens out.

From the A167

Take the turning sign posted Durham at the Cock of the North roundabout. Follow the road towards the City Centre and, after approximately 1 mile, turn right into Collingwood College.

By Train

60 InterCity trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily - including 14 trains from London.

Durham station lies on the UK East Coast main line, one stop south of Newcastle. The high speed GNER service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross. Durham is approximately 3 hours by train from Birmingham, 2.5 hours from Manchester, 2 hours from Edinburgh and just 45 minutes from York. The station is served by GNER, Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express. For full journey planning facilities go to the National Rail Enquiries website.

By Air

Durham can be reached by either Newcastle airport or Durham Tees Valley airport. These are approximately 30 minutes drive from Durham. Be aware that this will be quite an expensive taxi ride (£40 to £50). It is quite easy to get to the central railway station in Newcastle from the airport via the Tyne and Wear Metro system. From there it is a short train ride to Durham.

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