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Tour de France (in Cambridge!)

Please note that the first day of the conference, Monday the 7th of July, the Tour de France will be passing through Cambridge. Much of the city centre, including the streets around the conference venue, will be closed to car access from the very early morning until late afternoon. We strongly encourage participants to arrive on the Sunday to avoid possible disruptions. If you require vehicle access to Queens's College, you can find further details about the Tour and related street closures here. See also this site for further information on road closures.

Local Travel Information

The conference will be hosted by Queens' College. This is a summary of essential information extracted from the Queens' College visitors information website, which you are kindly referred to, should you need further details.

Location: 52 12' 07" N 00 06' 54" EOSGB grid ref:TL 44580 58064

Post Code: CB3 9ET (*)

The site plan of the College can be found here. All lunches, as well as the welcome and conference dinners are served in the Cripps Dining Hall (No.10). The auditorium is the Fitzpatrick Hall (No.5). Coffee breaks are served in the Conservatory and College Bar areas (No.8&9), next to the Lyon Court. Accommodation is arranged in the Fisher building, as well as in the buildings surrounding Cripps Court.

Queens' College is located where Silver Street crosses the River Cam: view map. The main entrance and Porters' Lodge is on Silver Street, beside the river (the red arrow and black bowler hat within the red circle on the map). All participants should call at (American English: "pass by") the Porters' Lodge on arrival.

The College is right in the centre of town, 0.6 miles from Cambridge Central Bus station on Drummer street (with connections to all major airports in the London area), and 1.3 miles from the Railway station (with fast and frequent connections to London King's Cross Station; this provides an alternative route to the London airports).

Please note that very limited parking is available on site. Further parking is available at a site within reasonable walking distance, which however needs to be booked in advance at the cost of approximately 3.50 pounds/day. Please click or contact:


The closest international airport is London Stansted. It takes approximately 30 min by train between the airport and Cambridge Railway Station. The train station at the airport is conveniently located immediately beneath the main terminal. There is also a coach service connecting Stansted to Cambridge central bus station and the journey takes approximately 50 minutes. Please consult the National Rail website and National Espress bus services for further information.

Rail and coach connections to London Heathrow and London Gatwick ariports are also available from the web links above. The travel time is approximately 2.5 hours to/from either of the two airports.

Cambridge Airport

Cambrige has its own international airport which offers a handful of national and international destinations. It is conveniently located only a few miles from the city centre and the conference venue. Direct connections to/from Cambridge include Amsterdam, Geneva and Verona.

Darwin Airline offers discounts for HFM2014 participants through Conferences Cambridge; please contact the organisers through the email link at the bottom of this page to receive the promotional code.

There is a shuttle service to/from the Airport (GBP 5.50 each way) that will drop off / pick up at any desired location in town. Tickets can be pre-booked online.

Alternatively, AirportLynx operates also a normal taxi service from their desk in the Arrivals hall.

(*) Note: in the UK, the post code is sufficient to identify a building, say using google maps or any other navigation devices.

Key Dates (tbc)

March 16, 2014
Contributed Abstract Deadline

April 7-8, 2014
Magnetism 2014 conference

April 13, 2014
End of early registration

May 18, 2014
Late registration fee begins

July 2-3, 2014
TEMM 2014 (Cosener's House)

July 6, 2014
Tutorial Day

July 7-11, 2014

July 14 - August 8, 2014
Nordita workshop on Novel Directions in Frustrated and Critical Magnetism

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