Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

The symposium will take place at the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall at the University of Essex. The facility is accessible and equipped with a hearing loop system. 

Free parking is available adjacent to the Lecture Hall in the Valley Car Park. 

Address: Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, University of Essex Colchester Campus, Colchester CO4 3WA

For directions and public transportation options (including bus) to the University of Essex Colchester Campus, please see the University's website.

The closest airport to Colchester is Stanstead, and coach services are available to and from Colchester town centre. Coach or train connections are also available to Colchester from Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Please see the University's website for more information.

The Campus is located about 30 minutes drive from Harwich International Port. 


The Beth Chatto Gardens and Nursery

The Garden Party on 30th August will be hosted at the Beth Chatto Gardens and Nursery. 

Transportation is available between the University of Essex campus and the Gardens on the evening of the 30th. Please indicate whether you will need transportation to/from the Garden Party when purchasing a ticket. 

Address: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex CO7 7DB



If you have booked accommodation at the University of Essex, please scroll down for further details.

Please note that attendees are responsible for their own accommodation during the conference. 

Accommodation is available on the University of Essex Colchester campus (Bed & Breakfast, single economy rooms with shared facilities, £55/night). This accommodation is within a 10 minute walk of the venue, and close to on-campus restaurants, shops and other amenities. After purchasing a symposium ticket, attendees will be sent an email containing a link that can be used to book one of these rooms through Event Essex.  Please note this email will follow after you receive your booking confirmation email. 

Alternatively, there is a wide range of accommodation options in and around Colchester.