The City of Lancaster is historic and picturesque, home to a well-preserved 12th century castle, and neighbouring the beautiful landscape of the Forest of Bowland. The University Campus is situated approximately 3 miles from the city centre, and is a spacious and pleasant setting for a conference.

There is lots to explore in the city centre of Lancaster, with significant monuments such as the Ashton Memorial, the Lancaster Cathedral and the Lancaster City Museum (formerly known as the Old Town Hall). Lancaster is full of history, with five museums, the relics of a 340AD Roman Bath House, and the Castle also being a fully functioning HM Prison until 2011.

Lancaster University: Exhibition Area and Conference Rooms

The conference sessions will take place in the Faraday Building, and the 3 main lecture theatres are located next to each other. The exhibition and posters will be located in the LICA building, which is a 3 minute walk from the Faraday Building. Tea and coffee breaks, lunches and evening buffet meals will be available in the LICA Building too. The conference dinner will take place in the Great Hall.

Conference Registration

The Conference delegate registration is located in the LICA Building and opens on Monday at 11:00. At the registration desk you will be able to collect your conference materials and delegate badges.

The Registration Desk will be open at the following times:

Monday 10 April            11:00 – 18:00

Tuesday 11 April           08:00 – 18:00

Wednesday 12 April       08:00 – 18:00

Thursday 13 April          08:00 – 12:00


Accommodation will be located in either the John Creed block or the Cartmel block, on the Lancaster University Campus. Delegates will have 24-hour access to the accommodation blocks, once they have checked in.
Check-in time is from 14:00, and check-out time is by 10:00 on the morning of your departure. Please note that failure to return your key by 10:00 may result in excess charges being made, and any lost keys will result in a charge of £10. Lost electronic key fobs carry a charge of £50.


Breakfast: For delegates staying in the John Creed accommodation block, breakfast will be served in Refuel, between 07:30 and 08:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. For delegates staying in the Cartmel accommodation block, breakfast will be served in Barkers, between 07:30 and 08:30. Breakfast is included for the following morning if you have booked accommodation for a night.

Refreshment Breaks: There will be Tea, Coffee and biscuits served in the morning and afternoons of each day of the conference, and this will be in the LICA Building.

Lunch: A buffet lunch will be available to delegates on Tuesday and Wednesday. Alternatively, there are limited options from a small number of catering outlets which will be open on the campus during the conference. A packed lunch will be available for delegates to take away after the final sessions on Thursday afternoon.

Other Useful Information

Smoking: There is to be no smoking in any University buildings, including bedrooms.

Wi-fi: There is Eduroam available on campus, as well as Visitor Wi-fi free of charge. Select the LU-Visitor network on your device, then follow the registration screens. Your Visitor Wi-Fi access will last for 24 hours. To access for longer, you’ll need to register again. Please note that Lancaster University Visitor Wi-Fi is an open (unsecure) wireless network.

Emergencies and Fire Safety: Anyone needing the emergency services should dial 999 on the internal phone rather than a mobile. The call will be channelled through security (extension 94541) who can meet the service vehicle and quickly direct them to the location. If the fire alarm sounds at any time during your stay with us then you must evacuate the building as quickly and safely as possible by the nearest emergency exit. The duty porter for that area will arrive with the Fire Brigade as quickly as possible and will give you further instructions.

On-site Contact Information: Campus security can be reached 24 hours on +44 (0)1524 594541.