SMG20 - Twenty years of Submillimetre Galaxies:
Star-forming galaxies at high redshifts.


Talks will take place in the new Ogden West building, on the University's main campus, just off South Road. Note that Google Maps does not yet include the new Ogden West building -- the pin is located on the Rochester Building next door (please see photograph below to identify Ogden West, or click here for an up-to-date campus map (2.1MB PNG)).


Address: Ogden Center for Fundamental Physics

Department of Physics

Durham University

South Road

Durham, DH1 3LE

United Kingdom

Getting here

By road

Durham city is only 2 miles from the A1(M). Leave the motorway at Junction 62 on the A690 (Durham/Sunderland) and follow signs to Durham city centre, then to the A177. Durham is 264 miles from London, 187 miles from Birmingham, 125 miles from Edinburgh and 67 miles from York. There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. Durham is well served by both regional express services and the local bus network. From the city bus station - a short walk from the railway station - a bus service runs every 15 minutes past the University Science Site on South Road.

By rail

Fast trains from most major centres in the country call at Durham daily including 14 trains from London. The National Express high speed service takes under 3 hours from London King's Cross on the East Coast main line. Durham is just over 3 hours from Birmingham, 2.5 hours from Manchester, 1.5 hours from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York. The taxi journey from the railway station to the Physics Department takes only 5 minutes (depending on the time of day) and the fare is normally under £10 -- however, the availability of taxis is extremely limited at peak times (~09:00 and ~15:00). Alternatively, you can walk to the Department (25 minutes) or take bus number 5 or 6 direct from the railway station (every 30 minutes during the day; journey time 6 minutes).

By air

Durham is ~50 minutes' drive from Newcastle International Airport and from Durham Tees Valley Airport (formerly Teesside International Airport). Both have regular domestic and international flights. For daytime arrivals, the quickest (and, by far, the cheapest) means of getting from the airport to Durham is via rail; take the urban Metro line (Airport to South Hylton) as far as Newcastle Central Station, and then hop on the first train to Durham. For those who are arriving in groups (or simply prefer the easy option), a walk-up taxi fare from Newcastle Airport to Durham will cost ~£50, though advanced bookings can be made via Airport Express for as little as £30.

By sea

Scheduled ferry services link the River Tyne to ports in Scandinavia, The Netherlands and Germany.