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Venue, Travel & Accommodation

Portsmouth has excellent road and rail transport links with London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Southampton airports, as well as good rail and coach routes to central London, the rest of the UK and mainland Europe. For rail connections and fares, see National Rail and look for trains to Portsmouth Harbour station. Taxis or ubers are readily available from the station.

The conference venue is the Richmond BuildingUniversity of Portsmouth, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3DE, United Kingdom. (Use the postcode PO1 3DE in map software to get directions.)

Hotel and guest house information can be found at the Visit Portsmouth accommodation page.

Portsmouth is one of the main tourist destinations on the south coast of Britain. The city is home to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and Southsea Castle, the Royal Marines Museum and the D-Day Museum. It is close to Portchester Castle and the Palmerston Forts, and only a short distance to historic Winchester, the Anglo-Saxon capital of England. The city also has the seafront Gunwharf Quays retail and entertainment complex, where the Spinnaker Tower provides stunning views over the South Downs and Isle of Wight.

The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with a strong reputation for teaching and research. It has more than 21 000 students, with almost 4000 international and EU students from over 140 different countries and almost 2500 staff. The University of Portsmouth is a research active university with a range of internationally excellent areas such as the Institute of Biomedical and Bio-molecular Sciences, the Centre for European and International Research, the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation and the recently established Centre for Operational Research and Logistics.  The School of Computing hosts the Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics. The University of Portsmouth is in the top 2% of the world’s universities in the Times Higher Education’s world university rankings in 2016, and is one of the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old.

More local information about the city of Portsmouth is available from Why Portsmouth