Getting Here: Location and TravelThe VVG Summer School is a two day single stream event (20-21st September '07), hosted on campus at the University of Bath. The school is residential and accomodation is provided on campus, close to the lecture theatres, between 19th-22nd September '07.
A map of the Bath campus is available.
Registration and Lecture/Poster RoomsAll lectures will be held on campus, in lecture theatre 3 East 2.2 (3E 2.2). A programme of lectures with timings is now available. There will also be a practical session held upstairs in computer lab 3 East 3.1 (3E 3.1). Poster presentations will take place adjacent to the lecture theatre, in both room 3 East 2.9 (3E 2.9) and the foyer area of the 3 East building.
The school registration desk will be manned between 08:15 and 09:00 (on both 20th and 21st September) in the 3 East foyer adjacent to the lecture hall. Registrants will receive a name badge and delegate pack, including a CDROM of lecture slides, and supporting literature.
AccomodationAccomodation is on campus, at the nearby Polden Court residences. Polden Court provides single bedrooms with full en-suite facilities (bath, shower, toilet and washbasin) and the rooms also have their own televisions. Read more about Polden Court here.
Ensuite accomodation is available on the afternoon of 19th September (from 2pm). Please make your way to the Residential Services Centre (see map) to pick up your key.
Breakfast is at 8:00am in Wessex Restaurant (Wessex House) and the registration desk is open from 8:15 (in the foyer of building 3 East).
Travelling to the University of BathThis information is provided by the University to assist in planning your travel, but please check with individual operators as details are subject to change (correct as of January 2007).
Bristol International Airport is the nearest to Bath and is approximately 33 kilometres (21 miles) away [see airport guide for more information]. An express coach service connects the airport to Bristol Temple Meads Rail station and Marlborough Street bus station, from where frequent trains and buses operate to Bath. See these notes if travelling from London Heathrow [airport guide] and Gatwick airports [airport guide].
Buses 18, 410 and 418, branded "the bright orange bus" and operated by First Somerset & Avon, depart from Railway Street behind the Bus Station (which is opposite Bath Spa Railway Station) approximately every 6 minutes during term and less frequently at other times.
Buses 20A/20C circular routes connect the University via Weston, Twerton, Whiteway, Combe Down and Widcombe Hill.
Check First's guide for ticket options or phone 0845 6064446 for more information. Please send comments or complaints to First (on-line form) / Vehicle & Operator Services Agency.
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Please contact Traveline SouthWest on 0870 608 2608 for all public transport information in the region. For UK national public transport information, check traveline.org.uk
The University campus is situated on Claverton Down, to the east of Bath. The A4 and A36 roads run through the city; the M4 motorway is approximately 16 kilometres (10 miles) distant.
If approaching from the M4, leave the motorway at junction 18 and follow the A46 south 12 kilometres (8 miles) to the Bath exit from the dual carriageway.
Turning right here brings you on to the A4 westbound to Bath. After 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles) turn left at the traffic lights (signposted "City Centre A36"); after 640 metres (700 yards) turn left at the traffic lights towards Warminster. In approximately 275 metres (300 yards) turn right into North Road (signposted "Claverton Down"). The Quarry Road entrance to the campus is on the left towards the top of the hill (approximately 1.6 kilometres - 1 mile); the Norwood Avenue entrance is 0.8 kilometres (half a mile) further on in Claverton Down Road.
If approaching from the city centre, the A4 or the A36 eastbound follow signs to "Warminster", "Claverton Down", "American Museum" and "Park & Ride (University)".
If approaching from the A36 (northbound) follow signs to " Claverton Down". [Map]
Parking once you get here
National Express services operate from London Victoria and other destinations to Bath Bus Station. Tel: 08705 80 80 80
Coach services to Bristol
Bakers' Dolphin London Flyer
Megabus from several destinations including London
Bristol to Bath travel by bus or rail
Bath Spa mainline station is on the London Paddington to Bristol line. Very frequent services run to London, a journey of approximately 90 minutes. Bristol, with connections to the Midlands, the North and the South West is usually a 15 minute journey. For further information, please consult the National Rail timetable or contact rail operators First Great Western, Arriva Trains Wales, SouthWest Trains(pdf) - [also see megatrain.com], Virgin Trains. For latest information covering the entire network, contact National Rail enquiry line on 08457 48 49 50. For integrated Rail / Bus ticket options, check PlusBus.info
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Poole is the nearest ferry port to Bath. Check travel-friend.co.uk for more information on ferry operators and services.
Taxis are usually available from outside the Railway station or from 'Orange Grove', which is next to the Abbey. From the station ask to go via 'Widcombe Hill' otherwise you are likely to be taken through town which may be more expensive. More information on Taxi fares is available from Bath & Northeast Somerset Council or contact the Licensing Team on 01225 477689, minicom 01225 477647 (monday-friday 0900-1630).
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