Clare seen from over the river, Kings College chapel to the right

All conference activities, meals and accommodations are within a short walking distance of each other.


If you have access to Google Earth, take a look here. (This photograph was taken during the annual May week celebrations, which explains the marquees on several college lawns.)

Clare College

Map of Clare College, click to enlarge Clare College was founded in 1326 by Lady Elizabeth de Clare who was thrice-widowed before the age of thirty: an arranged marriage, an abduction leading to a clandestine second marriage, and a forced marriage to a man who died a traitor.

Today, the College has settled down as a flourishing community of 137 Fellows, 440 undergraduates and approximiately 220 graduates.

The second oldest of the Cambridge colleges, Clare is located less than five minutes walk away from the centre of Cambridge, yet enjoys a peaceful location in beautiful riverside gardens.

The college campus spans the River Cam, with the 17th century Old Court (all meals, day one workshops) lying east of the river and the more recent buildings of Memorial Court (accommodation) to the west. A short walk through a tree lined avenue and over the exquisite Clare Bridge (1640) links the two Courts.

Trinity Hall

outside Trinity Hall Wander out of Clare's front gate, walk about 30 yards to your left, and you're at Trinity Hall. The college was founded by Bishop Bateman of Norwich in 1350, making it the fifth oldest surviving college of the University. In the words of William Bateman himself, its purpose was for the promotion of divine worship and of canon and civil science and direction of the commonwealth and especially of our church and diocese of Norwich. The rationale behind this stated purpose may well be attributed to the Black Death of 1349, a disaster which, among other things, had resulted in a shortage of clergymen and lawyers.

It's here that our first day's tutorials will take place, in the lecture theatre and the nearby Graham Storey room. First day's registration will be in the space outside the lecture theatre.

Faculty of Law

map of venues, click to enlarge Five minutes walk to the south of Memorial Court and over West Road: the University's Sidgwick Site is home to eleven different faculties including - in adjacent buildings - the Faculties of Law and Divinity.

  • All speakers, morning/afternoon refreshments and registration will take place in the Law Faculty building, all in or around room LG18; this is one level down from the main entrance with access by lift.

  • We also have a room for breakout sessions etc booked in the adjacent Divinity Faculty: the Runcie Room, also one level down from the main entrance and again with access by lift.


Memorial Court

We have reservations on a limited number of rooms in Clare's 20th century Memorial Court, about midway between the dining facilities in Old Court and the meeting rooms on West Road. We're passing these on "at cost"; these rates are very cheap for central Cambridge. Prices below are for a single night's stay and include "full English" breakfast. Two of the rooms are wheelchair accessible.

En-suite £72.85 Study with adjoining bedroom and en-suite shower room
Standard £49.35 Bed-sitting rooms most with individual handbasins; showers or bathrooms are nearby
Twin en-suite £122.20 As for en-suite but price is for two people sharing (e.g. delegate plus partner).
En-suite room Standard room
En-suite Standard

As of about noon BST on 2007-03-28: this close to the conference, we are no longer able to take booking for rooms. Please for suggestions about local hotels.

© alu 2007