Visit, Travel and Accommodation Information

The conference will be held at the University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT. An interactive version of the campus map is available here:

You can download the campus map hereaccessible_campus_map_sept_14 (1).

Key conference buildings are the Parkinson Building (60 on the campus map), Baines Wing (58 on the campus map), University House/Refectory (28/29 on the campus map), and the Michael Sadler Building (78 on the campus map). Conference attendees may also be interested in the Leeds University Union (32 on the campus map), which contains a bar (the Terrace), a pub (the Old Bar), a mini-supermarket (Essentials), gift shops (Gear, Cats), a post box, and bank machines. Another mini-supermarket (Tesco Local), a bookshop (Blackwell’s), coffee shops, various small eateries, and more bank machines are on Woodhouse Lane, across from the street entrance to the Parkinson Building. Free day passes to the Brotherton Library (which also includes the University’s Special Collections, featuring [among other things] items relating to J.R.R.Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Bram Stoker, and the Brontës) are available from the Library’s reception; the Brotherton Library is located in the ground floor of the Parkinson Building. The Special Collections vestibule has an intriguing display covering a range of aesthetic areas, which is easily accessible. If you want to consult texts in their reading room [and if you wish to access most of the collections mentioned above, you will need to do this]: unless you are a student at the University of Leeds, you will need to book in advance (though this is free as well) and bring ID. For further information about the Library, including opening hours, please click here. Attendees who would like a refreshing walk may enjoy St. George’s Field, a park situated on campus: the entrance is via Cemetery Lodge (46 on the campus map), on Cemetery Road, off Clarendon Road.

You can also investigate the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery [located on the ground floor of the Parkinson Building], which is hosting the exhibition and wine reception on Friday evening, here.


If you’re not sure about the best way to reach us (once you are in the U.K., that is), Traveline Yorkshire is your friend.

  • By air: Leeds-Bradford Airport is about a 30 minute taxi ride from the University of Leeds; Manchester Airport is about 1 hour and 30 minutes by train from Leeds.
  • By train: Leeds Railway Station is 20 minutes by bus from the University of Leeds (the no. 1, below the station; ask for the Parkinson Steps stop) and 10 minutes by taxi from the University. Taxis are available from the station. Walking directions from the station to the University are here.
  • By coach: Leeds Bus and Coach station is about 20 minutes from the University of Leeds via the no. 6, the no. 97 and the no. 28 buses, all of which leave from the station. Ask for the Parkinson Steps stop. Walking directions from the station to the University are here.
  • By car: If you are using satellite navigation, you should use these details: University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
    (The street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems.) Detailed driving directions on accessing the University from the M1, the A1, and the M62 can be found here.  Limited parking is available, but needs to be purchased in advance (£5.00 for the day); please contact us to arrange this.

Taxi services are also available from Amber Cars, City Cabs and Royal Cars.

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Accommodation (selected) * prices are per person/per night

Hotels in the City Centre

Hotel/Bed and Breakfast accommodation near the University

Hotel/Bed and Breakast accommodation in Kirkstall, West Park and Headingley (about 15-20 minutes by bus from the University)


West Park


Further information

Attendees may be interested in the Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute, about a 20 minute walk from the University. The Royal Armouries is further away, around the city centre’s evocative canal area. Please note that all three close 5:00 PM-5:30 PM. Moving a little outside the city centre (though easily accessible via public transport), we recommend Kirkstall Abbey (closes 4:00-4:30 PM), the Abbey House Museum (closes 4:00-5:00 PM), and the Thrackray Medical Museum (closes 5:00 PM).  All of these are free, apart from the Thackray Medical Museum and the Abbey House Museum.


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