The conference will take place in the mathematics building 4W at the University of Bath. The talks will be held in the Wolfson Theatre, which is on the lowest level of the building. Registration and coffee will be just outside the venue. Lunches will be in the common room on level 4 of the maths building. The conference dinner on Thursday will take place in Aqua restaurant, 88 Walcot street in the town centre.
- Getting to the university
- Getting from the bus stop to the venue
- Getting to Bath
- Restaurants in Bath
- Hotels in Bath
Getting to the University
From the train station:
The easiest way to get to university is to take the bus: either the U1 service (First) or the UoB service (Wessex). When you get out of the train station, the bus station is on your left and the stop for the uni bus is on the opposite site of the street. Busses run every 5 – 10 Minutes. If you get a return ticket, these are only valid for the same bus company.
From the speakers’ hotel (Pultney house):
The easiest way is also to catch the bus (U1 or UoB): as you leave Pultney house, turn right and walk to the next roundabout. The right bus stop is on the road to your right that is going up the hill.
From the city centre:
There is another university bus stop at the Abbey.
In principle you can walk to the university, but it is a very steep hill and it will take you 25-30 Minutes. However, walking down the hill is recommended and gives you very nice views of the city centre.
Getting from the bus stop to the venue:
The workshop will take place in the Wolfson Lecture theatre. It is in the 4W building, on the lowest floor. From the bus stop, walk up the stairs onto the parade (follow the people that were on the same bus). Continue walking straight until you pass the library on your right. Continue straight after the library and the 4W building will then be on your left (with glass automated doors). Enter the building: the Tiki café is on your right and Student services on your left. Take the stairs in front of you to the lowest level: the Wolfson theatre is on your left, after the pigeon holes and the lifts.
Here is a map, the bus stop is next to the pink dot.
Getting to Bath
From Bristol Airport
The closest airport to Bath is Bristol airport. Once there, you can take either the A4 bus to Bath or the Airport Flyer bus to Bristol main train station (Temple Meads) and then the train to Bath. The A4 bus is a big green bus that runs every 30 minutes in day time and every hour early morning and late evening; it costs £20 a return (pay to the driver in cash) and takes you directly to Bath, near the train station, in 50 minutes. The Airport Flyer is more frequent, costs approximately £7 (pay to the driver in cash) and takes you to Bristol Temple Meads in 20 minutes. There, you can buy a single trip to Bath for approximately £7. The overall journey will take approximately 50 minutes.
From London Heathrow
If you can’t find a convenient flight to Bristol airport, it’s most likely that you’ll find a flight to London. The most convenient airport to come to Bath is definitely London Heathrow. From there, there are different options to join Bath. You can take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington (approx. 30 minutes) and there take a direct train to Bath (90 minutes). You can book your train tickets online, for example on the First Great Western website. The second option is coach: National Express runs regular direct buses from Heathrow to Bath, the fastest ones take two hours and this option is generally cheaper that the previous one – you can book your tickets online on the National Express website. The third option is to take the RailAir bus from Heathrow to Reading and there a direct train to Bath. It takes approximately two hours.
Hotels in Bath
The organisers have reserved hotel rooms for all speakers in Pultney House (unless you told us otherwise).
Here some recommendations for all other participants. Bath can get busy in the summer, so book as early as possible:
- Edgar Townhouse. Quote: University of Bath (and as university contact: Elaine Ritchie) when booking.
- Unversity accommodation. During non-term time, student accommodation is rented out to visitors. Can be either in town (John Wood House) or on campus. If you are ok with sharing a bathroom, this is a less expensive alternative to staying in a hotel, otherwise it’s similar in price.
- Green Park House Accommodation. A similar offering from the other university in Bath (In town and seems to have private bathrooms )