University of Southampton

Recent advances in Geometric Group Theory

Workshop in the University of Southampton, UK

June 29th-July 1st, 2011

Practical information

All of the talks of the workshop will be taking place in room 4A of Mathematics Building 54 in Highfield Campus of the University of Southampton. The map of Highfield Campus can be found here and travel directions are here.
For participants coming from overseas, the two closest large airports are London Heathrow and Gatwick; Southampton has a smaller airport which operates some flights within Europe. For further instructions on international arrivals please consult this page.

If you are an invited speaker or if you asked for our support with accommodation, then we will take care of lodging for you. All other participants are asked to book the accommodation themselves.

The nearest hotel to Highfield campus is Highfield House Hotel, situated within 15 munute walk from the Mathematics building. We have negotiated the following rates for workshop participants: a single room is 55 per night, a double room for 1 adult is 65 per night, and a double/twin room for 2 adults is 75 per night. These rates include VAT and breakfast. You can book a room either by emailing to , or by calling +44 (0)23 8055 4223. Please metion "GGT workshop" to get the special rates.

Elizabeth House Hotel is located within 20-25 minute walk from the Mathematics building. The negotiated room rates are 59.75 per night for one adult and 71.50 per night for two adults, including VAT and breakfast. To get these rates you can either email or call +44 (0)23 8022 4327, mentioning the University of Southampton.

Banister Guest House is a cheaper option, situated within 25 minutes walk from the Mathematics building. If you contact them by email or by phone +44 (0)23 8022 1279 and mention "University of Southampton, Mathematics workshop", they will offer a 10% discount on their normal room rates

The map below shows the location of the Highfield house Hotel (green marker), Elizabeth House Hotel (red marker), Banister Guest House (blue marker) and the Mathematics building (yellow marker).

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A comprehensive list of other hotels and guest houses can be found following this link. Mentioning a workshop at the University of Southampton could give you a discount in some of them.

Uni-Link Bus Service

There is a convenient Uni-Link bus service that runs in Southampton connecting the University, the town centre, the airport and the central railway station, costing 2 pounds for a single and 3 pounds for a day pass. The network map is available here and the timetable can be seen here.