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The conference will be held at the City Campus of Sheffield Hallam University in the splendid facilities around the award-winning Atrium. The venue is conveniently located opposite the railway station in the heart of the city, and is part of an impressive £100m development, with modern lecture theatre and seminar room facilities, and stylish hospitality areas.


The conference will take place in the Peak Theatre, which is located in the Howard Building. The main entrance is located opposite the Novotel hotel on Arundel Gate, and the registration desk will be located just inside the main entrance and will be clearly sign posted. Please look at this plan of the City Campus for locations of the Howard Building and the Main Entrance.

A location map and travel directions can be found on the Sheffield Hallam University website:

Location map and directions

A virtual tour of the conference venue can be found at:

Spin Sheffield


By rail & road

Sheffield is well served by rail and road. The city is easily reached by rail from London St Pancras (2½ hours), Newcastle (2 hours), Manchester (1½ hours) and Birmingham (1½ hours).

The principal train services on the north-east/south-west rail route pass through Sheffield. For railway enquiries, please visit National Rail.

The M1 motorway (junction 33) gives direct access to the city from north and south. Access from the west is via the A57 and from the east via the M18/M1.

By air

The nearest international airports are Manchester, Nottingham East Midlands and the Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield.

By bus

For local bus information, please visit First Group.

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