Useful information

Getting to the University

Most of the daytime sessions will be held in MB0302 (Cargill lecture theatre) on the ground floor of the University of Lincoln’s Minerva Building. This is the main university building (building  1 on the campus map).

To get to the Minerva Building from the Railway station (0.4 mile walk), turn left out of the station’s main entrance; follow the pavement round past St Mary Le Wigford Church; cross over the road (look out for the British Heart Foundation furniture shop and keep that on your left); bear left (look out for the NCP carpark) and you should eventually see Brayford Pool (a big body of water). Cross over the road and turn left and you should see the university’s main walkway just before the level crossing. Walk down keeping the railway line on your left and the water on your right. The first building you come to is the Minerva Building.      Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 10.29.27

The performances on Friday evening will be held at St Mary Le Wigford Church. The Church is next to Lincoln’s railway station.


There are a number of BnBs/hotels in and around Lincoln. Below are some suggestions, however there are others available!

202 Guesthouse, 202 W Parade, Lincoln LN1 1LY

Rooms from £45 a night, though single rooms have limited availability.

The Poplars, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1EZ

Rooms from £45 a night, though single rooms have limited availability. (please mention Marie Thompson/University of Lincoln symposium when booking as they are currently holding rooms for attendees)

Holiday Inn Express, Lincoln, Brayford Enterprise Park, Ruston Way, Lincoln, LN6 7DB

Rooms (currently) from £64 a night

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Lincoln Brayford Wharf N, Lincoln LN1 1YW

Rooms (currently) from £71 a night

Premier Inn (Canwick), Canwick Hill, Lincoln LN4 2RF

Rooms from £48 a night (please note that this is a little further out – it’s 1.8 miles away from the university)

Travelling to Lincoln 


If using public transport, Lincoln is best accessed via train. The Train station is a 10 minute walk from the University.

If travelling via the East Coast main line you may need to walk between train stations at Newark. Newark Northgate is on the East Coast main line and Newark Castle is on the Leicester to Lincoln/Peterborough line. The stations at Newark are about 1km apart and the walk is relatively straightforward. There are also usually taxis available at the stations and an occasional bus that will take you some of the journey (google maps usually is fairly accurate in terms of bus times/routes).


The closest Airports to Lincoln are Nottingham East Midlands and Sheffield Doncaster. It is also possible to travel from the London airports via train.


Car parking is extremely limited in Lincoln. There is a small amount of car parking available on campus. If you’re planning on travelling via car we’d advise you to get in touch – please email

Places to eat

A vegetarian/vegan lunch will be provided during the 2 days. There are also a number of restaurants (e.g. Nandos, Wagamammas) close to the university. Below are some further suggestions for eating (up to 15 minutes walk from the university/St Mary Le Wigford):

Chef Phong, 11 Corporation Street – Thai takeaway with some indoor seating (see website for menu)

China HongUnit 5, Wigford Way – Cantonese and Pan-Asian Restaurant

Brown’s Pie Shop 33, Steep Hill – small pie shop with seating area (gluten-free and vegetarian options available, different menus at different times so please check in advance; can get very busy)

The Horse and Groom Pub Carholme Road – pub with mains around £10-15 (see menu on website; can get very busy)



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