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6-10 December 2021
Downing CollegeCambridge University

Plan Your Visit


Downing College

Regent Street

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, please contact us here.

IP Law Winter 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).

If you arrive on Sunday, your key can be collected from 2pm on the day of your arrival from the Porter's Lodge if you have booked extra accommodation. Early check-in is not available on Monday or Sunday. 


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 (and the weather has been very hot for the last few years so please do check the forecast!) 

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. 


The 5-day winter 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 winter 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 contact us here.