Travel & Accommodation

Information for Participants

The information on this page is now available for download as a pdf.

Travel to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

General instructions as to how to travel to Cambridge, and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) in particular, are available at The University provides a number of maps at, including a location map of the CMS. The CMS is marked with a red circle in the map to the right (click on the map for a larger view); the accommodation at Harvey Court is marked with a red rectangle.

Arriving at the Site

The CMS may be reached on foot or bicycle either from Clarkson Road or from Madingley Road (which run south and north of the site respectively). Vehicle access to the site is on the east side of Wilberforce Road. The architects had Fort Knox in mind when they designed access to the site, so please note the following.
  • From Clarkson Road: follow the pathway to the east of the Isaac Newton Institute, turn left at the Gatehouse and the CMS main building (where Reception is located) is 50m in front of you.
  • From Madingley Road: follow the pathway southward and turn right at the Gatehouse.
  • From the Wilberforce Road Entrance, follow the signs for CMS reception.
Note that there are other entrances, but these are access-card protected.

Bus Services

The Uni4 and Citi4 bus services stop in Grange Road (close to the junction with Clarkson Road) and in Madingley Road (between Grange Road and Storeys’ Way). These bus stops are marked with a green star on the map; the stops near Harvey Court are also marked.


Taxi drivers are generally familiar with the CMS. We recommend that you ask the driver to take you to Clarkson Road and drop you at the Isaac Newton Institute. Then follow access instructions from Clarkson Road (see above).

By Car

Parking on site is very limited. Please
email with any specific requirements.

Reception and Dinner on Monday

Both the Reception, starting at 19:30 in the Green Room, and the Dinner, starting at 20:00 in the Dining Room, will be held on Monday evening in Old Courts, Gonville and Caius College. There is no dress code for the dinner. There will be signs to the rooms from the Porters' Lodge; a map of Gonville and Caius College is also available (see page 2).  If walking to Old Courts from the CMS, proceed backwards from B to A in this map.

At the dinner there will be an opportunity for guests to share brief memories of Tim. You might like to think about this in advance (and possibly forewarn one of the organizers). Any stories that you would prefer that a third party retold should be emailed to

Accommodation at Harvey Court

Harvey Court

Bed and breakfast accommodation, for those who have booked in advance, is at the Stephen Hawking Building (part of Gonville and Caius College), Harvey Court, 5 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DS (note the West Road site, not the Old Courts site). See the map to the right (CMS is towards the top left of the map), or download a map with directions

The rooms are en-suite, and contain tea and coffee making facilities, spa toiletries, work desk and wireless internet access. More information is available at the College conference website 


All visitors should report to the West Road Porters Lodge at 5 West Road, Cambridge which is staffed 24 hours a day; the telephone number is +44(0)1223 335400. Check in is from 2.30 pm. 


A full English breakfast with continental buffet is included with the accommodation. However, breakfast is served in the 
Old Courts Dining Room (from 08:00), which is about a 11-minute walk via Garret Hostel Lane (as recommend by Caius), or a 9-minute walk through King's College (as suggested by Google).

Directions to the CMS

According to Google, the CMS is a 16 minute (or 0.8 mile or 1.3 km) walk from Harvey Court. Walk west down West Road, north up Grange Road, west down Clarkson Road, and then north along the pathway to the east of the Isaac Newton Institute (as illustrated in this map).

If you have had breakfast in the Old Courts Dining Room, you might want to walk direct to the CMS. According to Google maps, this is a 19 minute (or 1 mile or 1.5 km) walk. Proceed west, successively down Senate House Passage, Garret Hostel Lane and Burrell's Walk, then north up Grange Road, west down Clarkson Road, and north along the pathway to the east of the Isaac Newton Institute (as illustrated in this map).


Contact Details at CMS

Address: Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA.
Phone:  +44(0)1223 765000. 


Eduroam is available at the CMS. If you do not have eduroam then there will be temporary accounts available.


In the case of an emergency, please phone or SMS one of the organizers on +44 (0)7500 883434.