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10th International Materials Education Symposium

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Symposium venue information

The Symposium will be held at Clare College in the University of Cambridge. Accommodation and parking are available on site.

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Clare College travel

Clare College
Queen's Road

The Gillespie Conference Centre and accommodation are at Clare's Memorial Court, which is accessed off Queen's Road.


From the rail station:
Cambridge rail station is about 1.5 miles from the College—a 10-minute taxi-ride, although it may take longer at peak periods (ask for "Memorial Court, Clare College"). For bus connections, take a bus to the city centre.

From the bus station: Cambridge bus station is about a 15-minute walk, or 5-minute taxi-ride (ask for "Memorial Court, Clare College") in clear traffic from Clare College.

Driving: Follow the driving instructions at the link provided above. Nearby parking is available to Symposium attendees on a first-come, first-served basis at £4.50 per day. Contact us to arrange parking.

On arrival, report to the Porters' Lodge at the Memorial Court.

Short course and workshops venue information

Details to follow.


Breakfast Clare College Gillespie Bedroom

Rooms for delegates will be available at the main conference venue: Clare College. Due to the limited number of rooms available, we recommend making your reservation as soon as possible. These rooms are very convenient for meeting attendees, being on the same site as the Symposium. All bedrooms include:

  • En suite bathroom
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Good working area for study with Internet access
  • Breakfast is provided

Single room price = £99.60 per night, per room (including VAT)
Twin room price = £145.20 per night, per room (including VAT)

Check-in is available from 3pm. You need to check-in at the Porters' Lodge at Memorial Court.

You can book these rooms when you register.

Please note: rooms are comfortable and modern, but this is a conference venue used as student housing during University term, not hotel accommodation. Contact us if you are interested in a twin room.

Map of Clare College

Alternative Accommodation

Alternative nearby College accommodation is available, please visit Cambridge Rooms for availability and more information. Alternative nearby hotels:

Dinner Venues

Gonville and Caius College Symposium Dinner Symposium Dinner

Presenters' Dinner

The Presenters' Dinner will be held at Clare College in the University of Cambridge.

Clare College
Queens Road
The drinks reception will take place at the Scholars Gardens, and the dinner at the Main Hall.

Maps and directions at the Clare College website »

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Symposium Dinner

The Symposium Dinner will be held at Gonville and Caius College in the University of Cambridge.

Gonville and Caius College
Trinity Street

The drinks reception will take place at Gonville Court Lawn, and the dinner at the Old Courts Main Hall.

Directions from Queen's Road to Symposium Dinner: Follow the yellow dotted line on the map from Clare College, on Queen's Road, along Garret Hostel Lane, to Gonville and Caius College's Old Courts site, on Trinity Street.



While you are in Cambridge, why not take the time to explore some of the beauty of this ancient university town. Local websites provide many walks and guided tours, or just head out and start exploring.

Useful links:

punts Kings College Looking down the river, along the Backs
Bridges over the river Cam The Senate House Mathematical Bridge