Reading is a campus-based University located close to Reading town centre (a short walk or bus ride). The main Whiteknights Campus where the conference will be held, boasts 130 hectares of parkland full of native and exotic rare trees, wildflower meadows, a large woodland, a lake and botanical gardens. Whiteknights campus has received four Green Flag Awards and houses three specialist museums (Cole Museum of Zoology, Museum of English Rural Life and Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology) which are well worth a visit. There are also a number of eateries, shops, coffee houses, pubs and bars both on and in the immediate vicinity of the campus - recommendations to follow!
Henley Business School:
The conference itself will be held in the Henley Business School. This modern building includes conference lecture theatres, seminar rooms, cafe's and a large atrium where the wine and poster sessions will be held.
This year, we are offering participants the option to book accommodation on the campus. These are modern en-suite rooms and are situated a 5 minute walk from the conference venue.
Reading Town Centre:
Reading town centre is approximately 10 minutes away by bus (the number 21 runs up to every 5 minutes and 24/7) or a 25 minute walk. For those feeling adventerous you could always try out the ReadyBikes! Situated along the banks of the River Kennet, Reading is a multi-cultural town offering riverside dining (everything from traditional english to european, oriental and african cuisine), bars, shopping and a busy nightlife. The town centre is also a short trip from London, Oxford and the Chilterns should you decide to stay for a weekend break at the end of the conference.
Whiteknights Campus Lake (Flickr Creative Commons: M. Sandilands)