Travel and accommodation

The conference will take place at the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Sheffield, UK on the 5th September 2017.

Train
There is a fast train to London St Pancras which takes two hours and there are direct services from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Birmingham and Bristol. Trains can be booked online and it is possible to book cheap tickets from London on specified trains via the megatrain website (these are the same train services, just cheaper).

The HRI is a 20-minute walk from Sheffield Train Station.

Car
There is very limited on-street car parking near the HRI. The address is Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY. There are a number of car parks in the city.

Further afield
Sheffield does not have an airport, but you can get to the city fairly easily from most major English airports. Some options include:

  • Manchester Airport: there is a convenient train service from the airport to Sheffield which takes just over an hour.
  • East Midlands Airport: there is a short bus to Derby Station where you can catch a train to Sheffield in 30 minutes.
  • London Airports: for flights landing in London, you should travel into central London and catch the train to Sheffield from London St Pancras Station.

Places to stay
Campus accommodation can be booked through the University, subject to availability. There are several hotels in the city centre which are all a short walk to the conference venue. Cheaper options are often available on Airbnb.

Please feel free to contact us at namesandhistory@gmail.com if you would like any advice on places to stay.

Getting to the University
The HRI is easy to walk to from most places in the city centre, including Sheffield Train Station and Sheffield Transport Interchange, which are about 20 minutes away.

You can also reach the University on the tram from Meadowhall, Sheffield Train Station and the city centre. Both the blue route to Malin Bridge and the yellow route to Middlewood stop at West Street and at the University.

A number of regular bus services stop at or near the University. The most frequent of these are the 51, 52 and 95 from the city centre and the 120 from Sheffield Transport Interchange. A detailed list of all bus services that serve the University campus, their timetables and live departure information can be found by clicking any of the bus stops on the Travel South Yorkshire interactive public transport map.