12th Biennial Conference of the ALCS, 2018
28 – 30 June, University of Sheffield
Travel and Practical Information
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sheffield. Here is some practical information.
For all questions or queries: ALCS@sheffield.ac.uk
|Workshop for Tutors
||Jessop West, Room G.03|
|Registration and Opening
||Firth Court, Council Room|
|Festive Conference Dinner||Weston Park Museum|
|Conference Hotel||Jonas Hotel, Endcliffe Village|
|Friday Conference||The Edge Conference Centre|
|Friday Evening Play||DINA, 32 Cambridge Street|
|Saturday Programme||The Edge Conference Centre|
Getting to Sheffield
The University of Sheffield website contains information on a range of ways of getting to the university from anywhere in the world, including local maps: www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors/mapsandtravel.
Jonas Hotel & conference venue The Edge (Friday & Saturday)
Hotel practical info:
- Check-in from 3pm. Check-out before 11am. Luggage storage available.
- Tel. porter for those arriving after 11pm: +44 114 222 8810.
- A very small breakfast is included (Coffee/tea and danish).
- The Edge, the centre where the conference takes place on Friday and Saturday, is on the same site as the hotel. 3-5 minutes walk and clearly signposted.
Dutch Tutors Workshop (Jessop West) and Opening Conference (Firth Court)
From Sheffield Railway Station, the easiest ways on Thursday to reach Jessop West (room G.03) for the Tutors Workshop, Firth Court for the conference opening (Council Room) , or Weston Park Museum for the dinner, are:
- On foot: 30 min.
- By tram: stop at the back of the railway station, YELLOW and BLUE routes to University of Sheffield stop. Tickets available from the conductor.
No dinner has been arranged for Friday before the evening event The Farce of the Fisherman
Near the Endcliffe campus, many nice places are to be found on Sharrow Vale Road and Ecclesall Road: 10 min. walking from the Endcliffe campus, in the direction of Neill Road and Newington Road bus stops (which helps you on your way to DINA: see Travel Information).
Near DINA itself, the city centre itself also offers plenty to eat.
32 Cambridge Street
(near to the John Lewis department store)
- On foot: 40 min.
- By bus: 30 min. inc. walking (exc. waiting):
- bus 6/271 from Newington Road stop to Moorhead stop
- bus 81/82 from Neill Road stop to Charles Street stop
- bus 88 from Neill Road stop to Moorhead Eyre Street stop
- bus 120 from Endcliffe Vale Road or Shore Lane stop to City Hall stop
Staying in Sheffield a little longer?
The city’s tourism information website lists a great many things to see and do:
Sheffield is known for its street art, vibrant pop scene, and its many local breweries.
The Jonas Hotel is close to the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park, from where a walk along the Porter Brook takes you straight into the Peak District, a national park.
Sheffield’s industrial heritage is also visible in many places, both in Sheffield’s museums and in the open air, for instance at the grinding workshops which can be seen in operation at Shepherd Wheel, along the Porter Brook.
Or sample some Netherlandic art at the Graves Art Gallery!
While we are in Sheffield, the city also hosts a virtual-reality exploration into the life experience of by Dutch multi-disciplinary artist, Marcel Schreur: Life is Beautiful Always (28 June – 1 July, Grace Unit, Fitzalan Square, near the High Street).