Conference venue

The conference will be held at the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus, which is located only a few minutes walk from the city centre, 10 minutes from the train station, and near to plenty of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes.

The majority of the conference, including registration, oral presentations, refreshments and lunches, will take place in the Minerva building (building number 1 on this campus map). The poster session and dinner on the Wednesday evening will take place in the Joseph Banks Laboratories (building number 22). Full details will be provided in your Delegate Pack on arrival.

Getting to Lincoln

Lincoln is centrally located in the East Midlands, in easy reach of London, Leicester, Hull, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds, with good rail and road links, and two nearby airports.


Road access is via the A1 with intersections at Newark (A46) from the South and near Retford (A57) from the North. The city is 40 miles east of Nottingham on the A46 and 40 miles south of the Humber Bridge on the A15. Lincoln is less than an hour’s drive from the M1. Free parking will be available at the University for delegates staying in halls of residence accommodation; click here for a map showing pay and display parking near the university.


Lincoln railway station is in the city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the Brayford Pool campus. Direct trains to London Kings Cross take just under two hours. There are also frequent rail connections to other major cities, including Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester and Leeds. Book train tickets on the National Rail website. See information on Lincoln Central Train Station on the East Midlands Trains website.


Lincoln’s central location allows for quick and easy access to a number of airports for domestic, European and International flights. The East Midlands Airport offers flights around Europe, the east coast of America, Central America and Africa. Direct trains to London mean it is also convenient to reach Lincoln via one of the London airports and transfer to Kings Cross Station. If you are arriving at East Midlands airport you will need to take the Skylink from East Midlands to Nottingham Train station, and then a train from Nottingham to Lincoln Central.