Open the tabs below to find practical information relating to the conference.


There are a few places that we would recommend in Durham dependent on your budget:

Those of you who have visited Durham before will likely be familiar with the Indigo as the hotel over the road from the Philosophy Department on Old Elvet. All three of these hotels are roughly 0.4 miles from Palace Green and 1.3 from St Aidan’s College.

There are also a variety of small apartments available in the city centre through AirBnB that would be more cost effective if two or more of you were looking for accommodation together.

Newcastle is a 15 minute train journey / 30 minute drive so you may also wish to consider accommodation there.


Catering throughout the conference will be vegetarian and vegan. Pastries are provided at the start of the day, with packed lunches from the dining room, plus snacks and refreshments at breaks.

If you have any dietary requirments please make sure to inform us of these during registration.

Conference dinner takes place on Thursday evening. This is an additional option at registration.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at Whitechurch Durham, 7pm on Thursday 8th June.

The meal will be a buffet of vegetarian and vegan food with sweet options and a drink upon arrival. Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar.

The Whitechurch is a 15 minute walk from the Lindisfarne Centre. (DH1 3DN)

The dinner is charged in addition to conference registration and is bookable during registration. If you have yet to register you can do so here. If you have any additional dietray requirements please be sure to inform us of this during registration.

Conference Venues

The conference is taking place over two sites:

Palace Green Library
The conference opens at 2pm on Wednesday 7th June with a visit to the Midgley Archive at Palace Green Library. (DH1 3RN)

The library is on the hill next to the Catherdral. Assuming the weather is good, the walk between the library and St Aidan’s takes you along the river path, crossing at Prebends Bridge. Once on Elvet Hill Road you can use the steps to get up to the college.

St Aidan’s College
All other sessions will take place in the Lindisfarne Centre and Shincliffe and Bailey rooms in St. Aidan’s College. We will have a mixture of keynote speakers, parallel panel discussions, poster sessions and pop-up events over the three days, starting from 5pm on the 7th. (DH1 3LJ)

Plus a conference dinner on Thursday evening.

Map of St Aidan's College

St Aidan's College Map

Transport to Durham

Durham is on the Eastcoast Mainline, a 3 hour journey north from London, or 1 hour 40 south of Edinburgh. Train tickets can be bought from Trainline.

Durham is connected to mainland Europe via the DFDS ferry from North Shields (Newcastle) to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam). Tickets can be bought from DFDS.

The closest airports to Durham are Newcastle and Teeside International.

Transport in Durham

Arriva and Go North East both run buses in and around Durham. You can use the plan my journey functions on their website to find the best buses from your accommodation.


  • Durham Taxis Durham City – 0191 394 2468
  • Durham City Taxis – 01207 772 088
  • Pratts Taxis – 0191 386 4040