23rd September, 2004 - Birmingham (UK)
Here is a pdf file with the campus
map. Our building, the venue for the meetings, is Physics West (34b).
If in doubt, head for the landmark
clock tower-we are adjacent to it.
By plane: Birmingham International
airport is about 25 min by car from the University campus. Taxi fair from
the airport to the city centre or University is 20-23 GBP. Trains run
from the airport to Birmingham main train station (New Street) which is
located in the city centre. Connections are very frequent (every 15 min
or so). All major airlines fly to Birmingham International. Several no-frills
airlines (Ryanair, Easy-jet, Fly-be, AirBerlin, Thomsonfly and others)
fly to Birmingham International Airport and/or airports close to Birmingham,
including Coventry, London Luton, London Stansted and East Midlands .
There are good train and/or coach connections from all these airports to
By train: Birmingham is very well
connected to the other major UK cities. The main train station is Birmingham
New Street, right in the city centre.
Local city-trains connect New Street to the station on campus (University
- 1 stop, trains every 20 min - ticket: 1 GBP). Trains are usually fairly
expensive (if you purchase a ticket in advance, usually 7 days before
departure, there is a quite substantial discount). For time-tables see here
By coach: Birmingham is very well connected
to the rest of the UK with coach services. For time-tables see here
243-247 Hagley Road
(corner of Rotton Park Rd / Hagley Rd)
Tel: 0121 455 0271
Special Rate prices shown below (40% discount): Please quote University
of Birmingham referral when booking-ideally, speak to Christina.
£55 Single Room B/B, £65 Double Room B/B, 'Executive'
room �10 supplement
Already fully booked for Sat 18th Sept only
Transport to University: Taxi around (£5-6, ordered from hotel is
best option. Bus: Two buses required (total journey time 30 minutes). Get
any bus from front of hotel (city bound, no waiting time) to Broad Street
(first stop after large roundabout). Cross over Broad Street and take the
21 (Bartley Green), going out of town. Every 15 mins daytime. A 'Daysaver'
ticket for all day use costs £ 2.70. No change given. No.
21 stops adjacent to University train station.
Beeches Conference Centre
Selly Oak Road
Tel: 0121 433 3311
Single room, B/B- £70
Transport to University: Taxi- £4-5. Train: 10 minute walk
to Bournville Station. Turn right out of Centre along Selly Oak Road, and
first right into Bournville Lane. Cross over main road past shops, and
station 1/4 mile on right. Any citybound train stops at University station
(2 stops; 5 minutes). Cost about £1.50 single.
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
1046 Bristol Road
(near junction with Bournville Lane)
Tel: 0121 472 5171
Single Room £32, en suite £42 per night
Already fully booked Fri 24th-Sun 26th Sept
Transport to University: Taxi: £5-6. Bus: Journey time 15 minutes
(+ 10 minute walk). Cross over main road for city bound buses
(61, 62, 63, 964). Cost £1-£1.30, no change given. Alight
at 'Gun Barrels' pub and walk up the road beside it (Edgbaston Park Road).
University campus on left.
In the Broad Street area (this is a popular
and lively location):
245, Broad Street
Tel: 0121 626 0626
Rooms £80-100 per night (dinner and
Transport to University: Bus- No 21 (Bartley Green) from same side
of the road as the hotel, going out of town. Every 15 mins daytime. Cost
£1- £1.30 single. No change given.
Journey time 15-20 minutes. Stops adjacent to University station. Trains
are regular from Five Ways Station (ten minute walk from hotel; one stop)
to University Station (cost about £1 single). Taxi around £5-6.
2, Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ
Tel: 0121 643 1234
to University: see Jurys Inn
1, Brunswick Square, Birmingham B1 2HW
Tel: 0121 643 1003
to University: see Jurys Inn
In the Bull Ring area (popular location):
Ladywell Walk, Birmingham B5 4ST
Tel: 0121 622 6010
Room only £52-£63
per night (£4.25
continental buffet breakfast optional)
to University: Bus: from Smallbrook Queensway, citybound, N. 61, 62,
63, 964 to Edgbaston Park Road. Alight at 'Gun Barrels' pub and walk
up the road beside it (Edgbaston Park Road). University campus on left.Cost £1- £1.30 single. Trains are regular
from Birmingham New Street (5 min walk from hotel, 2 stops) to University
Station (cost about £1 single). Taxi around around £5-6.