Organise your trip


The city of Cambridge is in the south east of England, 50 miles north of London. It is well served by road and rail links, and is within an easy distance of the major London airports.

Clare College is Cambridge's second oldest college, boasting 17th century architecture, stunning gardens and a convenient location in central Cambridge, either side of the River Cam.

A location map for Clare Collge can be downloaded here.

By air

By air - from London airport  

The airport closest to Cambridge is Stansted, from where there are good train and taxi connections to Cambridge. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both approximately 2 hours away by road or rail, and there are frequent coach connections to Cambridge (Drummer Street Bus Station) from all three airports.

By train

By train

Clare College is conveniently located for travel by train, a 25 minute walk away from Cambridge's main station. There are regular trains to London King's Cross (approximate journey time 50 minutes) or less frequently from London Liverpool Street (approximate journey time 40 minutes).  There are also good connections from Peterborough, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.  For further information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950. 

By coach

By Park and Ride

It is very expensive to park in Cambridge, there are very few car parks, many yellow lines and parking restrictions everywhere. Cambridge Park and Ride buses provide a very convenient and economical way of getting into Cambridge - it is in fact the most direct route to the heart of the City. Parking is free and the bus price is £2.00 return. (Please note that times may vary during public holidays). There are five Park and Ride site parks located on main routes into Cambridge, and buses run about every 10 minutes. For Cambridge Park-and-Ride information contact (01223) 718167 or email:

By car

By car 

Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or Junction 13 for Madingley Road. Access from the Midlands and North is via the A14 and A1. From whichever direction you approach you should make for the A14 to the north of Cambridge.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking in Clare College

Car parking is severely restricted at Clare College by the limited area available to accommodate vehicles due to the size and layout of the grounds and wherever possible you should use Cambridge Park and Ride

All parking within the College is strictly controlled and prior approval to park, including notification of vehicle details, must be booked and paid for as part of your online registration.

Limited spaces are available at Memorial Court, with additional spaces available at the Sports Ground (10 minute walk from conference venue), and cost £5.50 per vehicle per day.

The Head Porter will also advise on arrangements for disability access to the College and can be contacted by email:

By taxi


Taxis are available from the front of Cambridge railway station. Clare College is a 20-minute drive from the station. If taking a taxi, be sure to ask to be dropped off at Clare College, Memorial Court in Queen's Road.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    20 May 2016
  • Student bursary deadline:
    20 May 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    03 August 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    25 August 2016