Attending EOOLT 2013
Venue and Travel
The EOOLT 2013 workshop will take place in Room C60, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham:
School of Computer ScienceNote that Jubilee Campus is distinct from the main University of Nottingham campus, University Park. However, the two campuses are within walking distance of each other (15–30 minutes, depending) and there is a free shuttle bus service between them. You can find directions to and from Jubilee Campus as well as a campus map for downloading (PDF) here. The School of Computer Science is building 4 on the map, and the entrance is from the lake side.
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
As per the directions page, there are many and frequent bus connections from the City Centre to Jubilee Campus. Besides the Nottingham City Transport (NCT) lines mentioned, number 36 is also a useful connection, along with the competing YourBus line Y36. For the railway station, the Trent Barton Indigo line, which departs from the Broadmarsh Bus Station, could be more convenient. Single fares from the City Centre are typically £1.60–1.70. NCT wants exact change; TrentBarton and YourBus give change within reason. A taxi from the City Centre (including railway station) to Jubilee Campus costs about £6–8. There are taxi ranks right outside the railway station as well as in a couple of places in the City Centre.
Nottingham is located in the centre of England, in East Midlands, and is easy to reach by train or coach from most population centres in the UK. For reference, London is about 2 hours away by train. If you're driving, be aware that traffic can be pretty bad, both on the motorways and in Nottingham itself; especially during rush-hours, of course. The traffic problems are at preset compounded by on-going works to extend the Nottingham tram network. This does affect the area around the University. While bus services are still frequent, buses don't always run on schedule. In particular, allow extra time during rush hours.
As to travelling to the UK, train (Eurostar) to London might be an option. The Eurostar London terminus is St Pancras International, which happens to be very convenient for Nottingham: most services from London to Nottingham depart from St Pancras.
However, more likely you'll be looking at flying to the UK. Nottingham is serviced by East Midlands Airport (EMA). If you find a flight into EMA that is convenient for you, then great: you can find a list of destinations at their web site. Otherwise, Birmingham International and Manchester Airport are both reasonably convenient for Nottingham. For example, Nottingham can be reached by train from Birmingham International in 1.5–2 hours, and return rail fares are a reasonable £25 or so. London airports, except Luton which is on the railway line between London and Nottingham, are less convenient but certainly possible. For example, Nottingham can typically be reached in about three hours from Heathrow. However, be aware that any rail connection passing through London itself is likely to be quite expensive. Cheapest (super off-peak) return fares London-Nottingham start from about £70. Stanstead Airport, which is a bit of a hub for low-cost carriers, is also about 3 hours away by train, but railfares can be a bit cheaper if you avoid travelling via London (opt for routes through Peterburough or Ely).
You may find National Rail Enquiries or Qjump convenient for checking train options and buying tickets. If you are willing to commit to specific trains, it is sometimes possible to get really low fares. Pre-booked tickets can be picked up in ticket machines at the station of departure. Be aware that you need to use the payment card used for paying for the tickets to identify yourself, along with a booking number.
The following is a list of some hotels that are suitable for the participants of the EOOLT workshop. The hotels are all a short walk or a short trip by public transport away from the conference venue. However, there are other options, in particular in the City Centre. Map of the hotels on the list below here.
- P&J Hotel
Address: 277-179 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2DP
Telephone: +44 (0)115 978 3998
Distance from workshop: approx. 11 minutes on foot (1km)
- 1 single room: £79 per night
- National College for School Leadership
Address: Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH
Telephone: +44 (0)115 872 2195
Distance from workshop: approx. 5 minutes on foot (0.5km)
Available rooms: Pricing and availibility upon booking.
- Orchard Hotel (next to East Midlands Conference Centre)
Address: University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ
Distance from workshop: approx. 20 minutes on foot (2km) or free inter-campus shuttle.
Telephone: +44 (0)115 876 0862/3
- Double Up (special offer, 2 nights, bed & breakfast): £54.50 per night
- Best Flexible Rate (room only): £89
- Hotel Ibis Nottingham
Address: 16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2FS
Distance from workshop: approx. 18 minutes by public transport (bus) (3.5km)
Telephone: +44 (0)115 985 3600
- Standard room (1 double bed, early booking, no changes): £35 per night.
- Standard room (2 single beds, early booking, no changes): £35 per night.
- Standard room (1 double bed): £55 per night.
- Standard room (2 single beds): £55 per night.
The registration fees for the EOOLT 2013 Workshop are as follows:
- Early registration, until Friday 5 April: £95
- Late registration, from Saturday 6 April: £110
- Workshop dinner on the evening 19 April: £35
Sunday 14 AprilThe registration fee includes the printed proceedings, lunch, and refreshments. The dinner is extra as some delegates may prefer to leave already on the 19th, or may want to bring an accompanying person along.
Registration is via the University of Nottingham Online Store. Just follow this link. Payment by credit card. If you have not used this store before, you need to go through a quick registration process first. However, this will likely speed up the rest of the process as you will have the opportunity to reuse those details when registering for the workshop as such.
Local InformationSuggestions for what you might want to see and do in Nottingham, should you have some time to spare, can be found on this page.