Venue Information

The Oculus building, University of Warwick, UK

The scientific sessions will take place in the Oculus building, University of Warwick, UK. The University of Warwick boasts an ideal central location in the heart of England and whether travelling by air, road or rail, you will find it easily accessible. Situated on the border of Coventry provides the opportunity to explore the major city of Birmingham as well as the beautiful and historic towns of Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Just 4 miles from Coventry city centre, the University of Warwick is sited at the hub of the central motorway network that includes the M40, M69, M1, M6 and M5. The Coventry Intercity Railway Station is only 4 miles from the University.

The region is rich in history and is home to a wide variety of castles, stately homes and gardens, cathedrals, theatres, museums and galleries.

Warwick Conferences are not only nationally recognised as housing one of the widest choices of meeting space in the UK but are also proud award winners. At the Meeting and Incentive Travel Awards 2016, Warwick Conferences won the gold award for Best Academic Venue.

Venue Address: The BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting will take place in the Oculus Building at the University of Warwick.

The address for the venue is as follow:

The Oculus Building
The University of Warwick

Campus Map

You will find the Oculus well-signposted around the campus.

Please click here to view a map of the campus.

Campus Facilities

Breakfast and dinner will be served in the main Conference Park & restaurant, located in the Rootes Building. This informal restaurant caters for all tastes - the award-winning chefs have developed an international buffet featuring fine and traditional cuisine and are able to accommodate special dietary requirements The Conference Park provides excellent self-service buffet facilities in the Mead Gallery for lunch along with the conference exhibition. There are a wide selection of bars, serving a variety of reasonably priced soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, all providing the perfect location for socialising and relaxing with other delegates following a busy and stimulating programme of sessions.

The reception is location within the Atrium of the Student Union building. The reception team are available to answer any queries between 07.00 - 22.00. A left luggage store is available in the reception. Taxis are available next to the bus interchange by the Arts Centre at most times of the day. Alternatively you can contact the Conference Reception for more information and relevant phone numbers. Delegates may use the University's leisure facilities free of charge providing they take along their room key as a means of identification. There is a wide range of social and sports facilities available onsite including woodland walks, a sports hall, swimming pool and squash courts.

The Warwick Guest wireless network is available for Warwick Conferences Visitors. To use the service, you will need to provide simple sign-in details; following this you will receive a password to your mobile by text or to your email. Guests are then able to connect up to three wireless devices to the internet.  For further information regarding the venue please click here to download the venue's Frequently Asked Questions.

For full venue facilities including car parking and getting to Warwick please follow the link here.

Local places to visit

Coventry city centre is located 3 miles away from the Conference Park and the towns of Warwick, Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington are close by. For useful information on visiting Coventry and full details of all the local attractions, please click here.

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