Plan Your Visit
Downing College, Cambridge
Included in the conference price are four nights' accommodation (from Monday to Thursday night), all meals and evening networking activities. Drinks at the college bar are not included.
To book accommodation for extra nights (Sunday or Friday), please click here.
Additional practical information:
When you arrive on Monday morning, please go to the Howard Building. If you need directions then please ask at the Porter's Lodge at Downing College (next to the main entrance gate).
The course will take place in the Howard Building. You will receive your badge and information on how to access electronic documentation at Informa Connect's registration desk in the Howard Building (ground floor). Your badge should be worn at all times.
You will be able to check in to your room from 14:00 and can store your luggage in the Howard Building until that time.
The closest airport to Cambridge is Stansted Airport which is only a thirty minute bus or train journey away.
You can get to Cambridge from London by rail - trains running every 15 minutes from stations that include Liverpool Street and King's Cross. The journey takes from 45 to 90 minutes dependent on the train.
Regular buses to Cambridge's Drummer Street bus station depart every hour from all major airports, as well as National Express coaches (buses) to and from all major cities in Britain.
All bedrooms are private, with ensuite bathrooms and are cleaned on a daily basis.
Tea and coffee-making facilities are provided in the rooms.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout your stay.
There is a small gym on-site which can be used by Summer School attendees.
Documentation & CPD:
The Summer School presentations will be delivered electronically at the beginning of the week - we suggest you bring a laptop with you.
The college’s Wi-Fi details will be given to you on arrival at the Howard Building. The event is accredited with 29 CPD hours. You will receive a certificate on completion of the Summer School.
The Summer School is much more casual than a normal business conference. Please wear whatever makes you feel comfortable - most attendees opt for smart casual.
We encourage formal wear/black tie for the Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, but this is not a requirement.
Don't forget an umbrella and a jumper for the evenings!
Map of Downing College
Conference Venue: Howard Building (green)
College Entrance: Main Gate & Porters' Lodge (red)
Accommodation: Onsite (blue)
Facilities: Dining Hall, Gym (purple)
Maps of the college will be provided at registration and will also be available when you collect your room key.