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Plan Your Visit


Downing College

Regent Street

Please see below for more information.

Arrival and Venue Information

How to get there:

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 and trains regularly from both Liverpool Street and King's Cross stations (every 15 minutes at peak times). 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 to and from all major cities in Britain.

Useful websites to plan your travel:

On Arrival:

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).

If you arrive earlier, your room key can be collected from 2pm on the day of your arrival from the Porter's Lodge.

Registration & KNect365 Team:

The registration desk can be found in the Howard Building. It will be signposted onsite on your arrival. You will receive your badge and documentation at KNect365's registration desk in the Howard Building (ground floor). Your badge should be worn at all times.

Our team will be staffing the desk throughout the week during conference hours so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! 


There is a gym onsite; please ask the team about how to access it when you arrive. 

The Howard Building ground floor will also be open during the day throughout the summer school for your use, containing both the registration desk and the college bar (which will be open from 6:30pm each night). 

Dietary/Accessibility Requirements:

The college can cater for dietary requirements, but please let our team know in advance of arrival.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements. 

Contact us here.

Dress Code:

Most delegates wear smart casual for the week (please check the forecast, it can get quite chilly in the evenings, especially when we're punting!) 

We encourage formal wear/black tie for the gala dinner on Wednesday evening but this is not a requirement. 


Delegates will be provided with a doc pack at the start of the week containing the speaker presentations and reading that have been received in advance of the event. 

Presentations are also made available 5 days after the event online. 


The 4-day summer school (Mon-Thurs) package includes three nights' accommodation (Monday to Wednesday night), all meals and evening activities. Drinks at the college bar are not included.

The 3-day summer school (Tues-Thurs) package includes two nights' accommodation (Tuesday to Wednesday night), all meals and evening activities. Drinks at the college bar are not included.

The Fundamentals Day package includes lunch and refreshments. No accommodation or evening activities are included. 

Additional Nights:

To inquire about booking accommodation for extra nights please email - extra nights' accommodation is subject to availability and needs to be organised and paid in advance.


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.