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University of Cambridge
The 2nd International Symposium on Computational Life Science
CompLife '06
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Conference Location

Conference venue

Lecture TheatreCompLife 2006 will be held at:

Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics
Department of Chemistry
Cambridge University
Lensfield Road
Cambridge, UK

The location of the department is shown on the map.

Follow the links below to see some aerial pictures of the location of the department and the homepage of Cambridge University.

Aerial pictures

Cambridge University website

The city of Cambridge

Cambridge is a remarkable fusion of historic and contemporary life. Modern architecture set against buildings that are several hundred years old will inspire you and tempt you to explore the city’s streets and passageways. Its market squares, old English pubs and punting on the river will provide you with plenty to do if you decide to stay on in Cambridge after the conference !

Here are a number of links to websites with information on the town, university and social life in Cambridge .

The city
If you would like to discover what the town of Cambridge has to offer, follow this link!

Social life

General information
Car parking in Cambridge
This website includes a map of all car parks in Cambridge including numbers of parking spaces and cost of parking.

Travel information - getting to Cambridge

Here are some links to assist you in preparing your travel arrangements to the conference.

Travel by air

Stansted airport
Stansted is the most convenient airport to fly to. It is only 30 miles from Cambridge with a regular train and coach service.

Train travel to Cambridge takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on your connection.

The coach service runs every 1½ hours and takes approx. 1 hour.

Heathrow airport
Trains run from the airport to Cambridge every 30 minutes. The journey takes 2 hours.

A regular coach service runs hourly from the airport to Cambridge. The journey takes approx. 2 ½ hours.

Gatwick airport
Trains run from the airport to Cambridge every 30 minutes. The journey takes 2 hours.

A coach service runs every 2 to 3 hours from Gatwick to Cambridge, however the journey takes approx. 4 hours and involves a 60 minute wait at Heathrow airport.

Travel by train
Please use the following links to obtain information on train times and prices.

Travel by coach
Please use the following link to obtain information on coach times and prices.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner is going to be held in the Old Library of Emmanuel College, St. Andrew’s Street on Thurs 28th September.

People attending the conference are welcome to purchase an additional dinner ticket if they wish to bring a guest. If you do intend to bring a guest, please let us know in advance.

If you would prefer a vegetarian meal, please let us know.

Cost of conference dinner ticket: EUR 70

The college is beautifully set in picturesque surroundings. The history of the college goes back 500 years. It is well known for its ducks! There are two ponds situated in the grounds of the college providing homes to quite a number of mallards and also a few exotic species.

Emmanuel College is only a couple of minutes’ walk up the road from the conference location in Lensfield Road and is accessed via St. Andrew’s Street.

Below we have provided a few pictures of the college and its grounds, courtesy of Emmanuel Website .

The Old Library

The Old Library, where the conference dinner will be held.

It is a beautiful room with wooden beams, stained glass windows and wood-panelled walls.

the college buildings

This is a photo of one of the college buildings (and duck) taken from the Paddock.

The Chapman?s Gardens

The Chapman’s Gardens

The North Court

The North Court, one of the inner courtyards to Emmanuel College


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