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IP Law Summer School
15-19th August 2022
Downing CollegeCambridge University

Plan Your Visit


Downing College

Regent Street

Included in the 5-day Summer School 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.

IP Law Summer School Arrival & 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).


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 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). 

Ironing facilities are available in the shared kitchens on each floor. Please ask our team for more details. 

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. We encourage formal wear/black tie for the gala dinner on Thursday 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. 


The 5-day Summer School (Mon-Fri) package includes four nights' accommodation (Monday to Thursday night), all meals and evening activities. Drinks at the college bar are not included.

The 4-day Summer School (Tues-Fri) package includes three nights' accommodation (Tuesday to Thursday 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. 

For extra nights' accommodation, please refer to this page.