The conference will be held in Winterbourne House & Garden, The Nicolson Building, Nettlefold Room, University of Birmingham. 

How to find us

Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s road and rail network, and is easily accessible
from other parts of the country and beyond. Winterbourne House is situated on Edgbaston Park Road close to the Edgbaston campus, just ten minutes from Birmingham city centre.

By motorway

Approaching from the north-west or south-east along the M6:

  • Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
  • At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through three
    underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre 

Approaching from the M42 north:

  • Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the
    instructions above

Approaching from the south west:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham (SW) to join the A38
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

 Approaching from the M40: 

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the
    A38 Bristol Road 
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

By rail

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street station. Up to six trains an hour depart for the University station on the cross-city line (final destination: Longbridge or Redditch).  Winterbourne House is approximately ten minutes walk from the University Station on campus.  

By coach

There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the City centre. The University is a short taxi ride or bus journey away.

By bus

Numbers 61, 98 and 63 travel to theBristol Road entrances to the University. The 99 serves the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Number 11 stops a short walk away at the bottom of Vincent Drive.

Bus timetables are available on the National Express West Midlands website.


There are taxi ranks at New Street station and throughout the City centre. The journey from the City centre takes about ten minutes.

Car parking

The University has a ‘Pay and Display’ system operating on the Edgbaston campus and
visitors are advised to have change available. There are parking spaces available for visitors on Pritchatts Road Car Park (junction with Vincent Drive) the North Car Park and North East Car Park (access via Pritchatts Road).

Visitor Parking rates:

  •  up to 1 hour £1.00
  • 1-3 hours £3.00
  • 3-5 hours £4.00
  • 5-8 hours £6.00

Please note that any vehicles found not displaying a valid University parking permit, a visitor's permit, a pay and displayticket or parked illegally will receive a penalty notice.

Winterbourne House has limited parking available on-site.